About

SKL

(warning: this is in third person)

Sara Kaye Larson is a writer, filmmaker, and teacher. Her work focuses on (mostly) domestic travel, the American experience, and exploring the curious corners and marginalized populations of the United States.

A graduate student of the Media Arts program at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI, Sara’s work focused on independent and alternative film and media distribution. Her interviewing and research skills landed her production positions on a variety of acclaimed documentary projects on subjects rangingfrom international political leaders to the boxers of Detroit’s famous fighting mecca, Kronk’s Gym. 

Sara's autobiographical documentary about being a young adult cancer survivor, “GoingNodal : The Hodge Experience” won first place in the documentary category at the Nextframe Film Festival and was part of the Kodak Emerging Filmmakers Program at the Cannes International Film Festival.

Her most recent feature documentary, See the Keepers, about the subculture of zookeepers was filmed at the Memphis Zoo, premiered at the Nashville Film Festival and won a feature award there and at Indie Memphis.  It is now distributed by Virgil Films and avaible on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, and everywhere DVDs are sold. 

She is a longtime blogger and the creator of multiple web projects: Vista VideoChannel on VimeoLeft At TheThrift Store, The Biggest Butte, The Office Sign Project, as well as several sites exploring meteorological trends in the many places she has lived (80andsunny.blogspot.com and spittinfromthemitten.blogspot.com).  Her current blog This Stinks is about a journey through major life transition by way of the 6,000 fragrance samples. She's written about cancer survivorship for Waiting Room Magazine, important cultural issues for xojane, and about local film and filmmaking for Oxford American and Filmmaker online

In addition to teaching at-risk youth as part of the WriteGirl program in Los Angeles, Sara has taught writing, video production, and analog and digital storytelling classes at Wayne State University, the Detroit Film Center, Echo Park Film Center, Henry Ford Community College, and for the East Arkansas Community College program at the Federal Correctional Compound in Forrest City Arkansas. She was Program Director at Save the Children, serving the Mississippi Delta area, wielded her news and storymaking skills at Stand for Children as Tennessee Communications Director and as Communications Director for the Memphis Bar Association.  She worked as a Storyteller and Content Marketing Officer for Provide and is currently wrapping up post-producion on a documentary about the intense world of high school mock trial, producing an art show about the movement started by the Women's March, and starting work on her soon-to-be-announced next feature documentary.