Sara Alize Cross is currently directing and producing an independent feature documentary about Colony Records. For 64 years, Colony was family-owned in Times Square and a mecca for music fans and celebrated musicians from around the world. Sara worked with Director Margaret Brown to Produce The Order of Myths, a feature documentary about Mobile, Alabama’s racially segregated Mardi Gras. The Order of Myths premiered at Sundance 2008 and was an Official Selection at SXSW, True/False, Full Frame, Edinburgh, Munich and Silverdocs, where it won the Cinematic Vision Award. After a theatrical release, the film aired on PBS Independent Lens. The Order of Myths won Peabody and Independent Spirit Awards.
Sara was the associate producer of the feature documentary Murderball, which won the Audience Award at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for the Academy Award for Feature Documentary. Murderball was released in theatres and aired on A&E. Other producing credits include 21 Up America, part of the US version of the acclaimed 7Up series executive produced by Michael Apted. 21Up America premiered at Silverdocs 2006 and aired on Discovery channel. Sara directed and produced The Ride, a 20 minute, 16mm narrative film that screened at several film festivals around the country.
As a freelance producer, director and researcher in New York, Sara has contributed to non-fiction television projects that have aired on National Geographic, MTV, France 5, Discovery. Sara recently directed two short character profile documentaries for Motorola. Working with director Henry-Alex Rubin and editor Geoffrey Richman, Sara cast and co- produced a short documentary for AT&T's It Can Wait campaign about the dangers of texting while driving which received over 3 million views on youtube as well as industry accolades. She has over 8 years experience working with top documentary and commercial directors to create high quality, non-fiction branded content for some of the most recognizable brands in the country. Other corporate and commercial clients include Office Max, Wheat Thins, Ultimat Vodka, Jet Blue, Pedigree and Dick's Sporting Goods. Sara developed Style Trek, a vérité series incorporating world travel and environmentally and socially conscious fashion, hosted by model and eco activist, Summer Rayne Oakes. Style Trek was inspired by Sara’s travels around the world while running her own eco-friendly clothing company, coolnotcruel. She is currently developing a documentary series for television about the dog rescue she founded and runs, Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue.
Sara Cross earned her B.A. in Film Studies from Columbia University and a Masters Degree from Oxford University, where she wrote her thesis on 1930s Screwball Comedy.