Sarah Spring

Sarah Spring  Co-founder of Parabola Films, President of the board of Montreal’s Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal – RIDM and a long standing board member of the Documentary Organization of Quebec, Sarah has been actively involved in Montreal’s vibrant documentary community for the past decade. Sarah works with auteur filmmakers with a unique approach to storytelling. Her most recent productions is Nuestro Monte Luna (2015) which sets an intimate camera on the day-to-day lives of a group of teenaged Colombian bullfighting students. She produced two documentaries that showcase local filmmakers who simultaneously documented stories in one neighbourhood over the course of a single day: Jeppe on a Friday in Johannesburg, South Africa and À St-Henri, le 26 août in Montreal, Quebec. Sarah was a producer on the groundbreaking Canadian Tar Sands documentary “H2Oil” and a producer and writer on “Roadsworth: Crossing the Line”. Parabola Films’ documentaries have been broadcast nationally and internationally, made in collaboration with SODEC, in coproduction with the National Film Board of Canada’s French & English programs, been financed Sundance’s Documentary Film Institute, the Hot Docs Fund, the Rogers Documentary Fund, and played at dozens of festivals all over the world. Parabola Films, the company that Sarah co-founded with her producing partner Selin Murat is a boutique production house that seeks out fresh voices that play with documentary form and narrative.  In August 2015, Sarah and Selin’s latest production “The Devil’s Trap” was shot over the course of two weeks on a road trip covering 13,000 km with six cameras ranging from HD to Hi8.