Dana & Sarah Films is an award winning production company owned by Dana Richardson and Sarah Zentz with a focus on documentary storytelling. Dana & Sarah have won numerous Awards of Merit for Women Filmmakers from the International Independent Film Awards, IndieFEST Film Awards, Accolade Global Film Competition, and Prestige Film Awards. Dana & Sarah Films releases have been exhibited at the top film festivals including San Luis Obispo International Film Festival, Santa Cruz Film Festival (Winner for Best Locally Produced Film), Mountain Film Festival (Award Winner for Best Environmental Feature), and Mexico International Film Festival (Winner of Golden Palm Award for Best Documentary Feature) and prestigious museums including the Museum of Arts and Design, New York. Dana & Sarah’s films are part of the permanent film collection at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian, New York. Their films have been selected for numerous university libraries including the University of California San Francisco, University of Arizona, Harvard University and several educational film catalogs including Artfilms, British Universities Film & Media, and First Nations Films. Distribution partners worldwide include PBS, FNX, CNL, Amazing Discoveries TV, and several VOD channels including Telus, FMTV, Steep Edge, Eco Streamz, Vimeo and Amazon Video Direct.
Dana Richardson is an award-winning independent filmmaker revered for her documentary films. Her directing, producing, editing, and cinematography credits include the award-winning documentary feature Goshen (2015), which is currently airing on PBS, the feature length documentary Back to Eden (2011), which is currently airing on CNL and Amazing Discoveries TV, and the documentary short Radical Jewelry Makeover (2009), which premiered at the Museum of Arts and Design, NYC. She has been featured in New York Times Video, Women’s Running Magazine, Competitor Magazine, and her films have received esteemed reviews from the School Library Journal and Library Journal Reviews. She is a Puffin Foundation Grant recipient and member of the International Documentary Association.
Dana received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Film from School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2008. Additionally, she studied internationally at the Prague Art Institute and the University of Barcelona. She lives and works in Santa Cruz, California.
Sarah Zentz is an award-winning independent filmmaker and co-owner of Dana & Sarah Films. Sarah’s credits include co-producer, co-director, cinematographer, editor of the award-winning documentary feature Goshen (2015), which is currently airing on PBS, the co-director and co-producer of the feature length documentary Back to Eden (2011) which is currently broadcasting on CNL and Amazing Discoveries TV, and the documentary short Radical Jewelry Makeover (2009), which premiered at the Museum of Arts and Design, NYC. She is a grant recipient of the Puffin Foundation Grant, Halstead Grant, and Millersville University Student Research Grant.
Sarah received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in New Media from Millersville University in Pennsylvania. Sarah currently lives and works in Santa Cruz, California.