Sasie is an award-winning filmmaker based in New York City, with a love of striking visuals and cheeky scripts. She first made her mark in the commercial world of fashion and beauty with clients such as Maybelline, Calvin Klein, Suave, and Sally Hansen, and her work has been featured in Glamour, Refinery29, Vogue, Variety, and Style.com.
Sasie’s debut feature film Lucky Grandma premiered at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival and had Sasie listed by The New York Times as one of “9 Filmmakers Who Should Be on Your Radar.” The film was released theatrically earlier this year to rave reviews and has appeared on multiple “Best of 2020” lists, including from Indiewire, New York Magazine, and Refinery29.
Sasie was also recently included on the 2020 Alice Initiative list of Emerging Female Directors. Her shorts have screened at the Smithsonian Institute and festivals around the world, and she has twice been awarded the short filmmaking prize at the Tribeca Film Festival, with New York Magazine calling her film The Elephant Garden “one of the most touching and poignant films we’ve seen this year.” A fellowship and new short with HBO in 2014 led to a chance to direct episodic television and her first DGA nomination in 2016. Sasie currently lives in Brooklyn and is hard at work on her next movie.