Our mission is to inspire social change by empowering people with creative solutions through documentary films.
DANA & SARAH FILMS is a documentary film production company based in Santa Cruz, California. Founders, Dana Richardson & Sarah Zentz, are the Producers and Directors of three award winning documentaries. GOSHEN (2015) is a powerful documentary depicting the diet and active lifestyle of the indigenous Tarahumara, a light-footed running tribe who are striving to maintain their ancient culture. The film premiered at the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival, has won 6 prestigious awards, and is currently airing on PBS nationwide. The Smithsonian Institution added the documentary to their permanent Film & Media Collection. The New York Times also has highlighted the film on Times Video. The documentary has been picked up by several On Demand channels including Telus, Steep Edge TV, Grind TV, FMTV, Eco Streamz, and Amazon Video. The film received critical acclaim in the top running magazines including Competitor, Trail Runner, Women's Running, Ultra Running, Canadian Running, and Blue Ridge Outdoors. BACK TO EDEN (2011) tells the story of Paul Gautschi, the founder of the Back To Eden Gardening movement. The film immediately went viral and has garnered over 50 million views in 225 countries. The film has been broadcast on Amazing Discoveries TV, CNL TV, TV7, Hope Channel, and Capetown TV. The film was an award winner in the International Green Unplugged Film Festival, was an official selection in The Awareness Film Festival, and continues to receive critical-acclaim globally. RADICAL JEWELRY MAKEOVER (2009) follows an international jewelry mining and recycling project. The short film premiered at the Museum of Arts and Design in NYC and continues to be screened at universities around the world.