Sarah-Mace Dennis

Sarah-Mace Dennis

Hybrid Creative: Video Director and Editor | CopywriterUnited Kingdom
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Sarah-Mace Dennis

Sarah-Mace Dennis

Hybrid Creative: Video Director and Editor | CopywriterUnited Kingdom
About me
I am a FILM PRODUCER/ DIRECTOR, ARTIST, COPYWRITER and VIDEO EDITOR with an exceptional understanding of what makes a story ‘work’. A natural connector and intuitive storyteller, I have interviewed participants for Crafts Council’s ‘Experience Economy Guide’; worked sensitively with clients, crew and subjects in the UK, Europe and Canada in the creation to direct ‘Fight IPF,' short form documentaries about terminal illness; and used audience research to collaborate with young people in the production of ‘Right To Choose’, the UK Border Force’s campaign to put an end to forced marriageable. Integrating technical and conceptual filmmaking knowledge with an in-depth understanding of characters and narrative structure, I collaborated with Walthamstow residents in the creation of ‘Everyday Stories of Colossal Importance’. This project used short social documentaries to inspire the characters and plot lines for a narrative drama that reflected the borough’s quirky William Morris Style aesthetic. Passionate about digital accessibility and initiatives that transform ableist spaces, I have recently directed Defy the Norm: HSBC's video campaign and social cutdowns that put the experiences of disabled people centre stage. As artist/ filmmaker I lead on projection works with community engagement at their core. I have worked with migrants, refugees and First Nations dancers in the creation of ‘Moving Over the Shoreline’: a four channel projection work for the Queensland Multicultural Centre; with musicians and music fans to create ‘Sounds from the Emergent State,’ a six channel documentary that told the story of how punk rock influenced cultural change; and been commissioned to create ‘Machine Leaning,’ images made with #Facet - an image aware content editing software powered by AI. I welcome new opportunities that allow me to use my creative, directing and editing skills to develop high impact stories that contribute to communities in meaningful ways. Key areas of expertise: • Story, concept and treatment development • Creative and contextual research • Hybrid and emerging screen formats • Character development and directing talent • Multi-channel video installation • Editing and VFX • Managing short and long form production processes • Script writing • Creative producing and directing • Structure, rhythm, performance and gesture • Client liaison and relationship building • Collaboratively evolving ideas with cast and crew • Community engagement • Performance driven creative processes • Project design and project management INTERDISCIPLINARY IS THE NEW FRONTIER
  • Defy the Norm
    Defy the NormDefy the Norm, HSBC Digital Accessibility. Director: Sarah-Mace Dennis. Production: Wunderman Thompson. Consultant: With Not For. Shot by: Borja Mucientes Edit: David Amanor-Wilks Sound: Michal Kuligowski
  • Sarah-Mace Dennis, Filmmaker and Artist | Showreel, 2022.
    Sarah-Mace Dennis, Filmmaker and Artist | Showreel, 2022.This is the the show reel for artist and filmmaker Sarah-Mace Dennis. You can read more about here work at -- Interdisciplinary is the new frontier. ✌️✌️
  • #MadewithFacet
    #MadewithFacetThese images were #madewithFacet — a content-aware image editor commissioning artists to explore the creative possibilities of their software. After my initial conversation with the team, I was interested in how digital intelligence both forms and deforms creative agency. How could Facet help me to blow up a lifetime of learned techniques, recomposing them in radically new ways? In 'Machine Leaning' I took photographs of one of Facet's Software Engineers through zoom. I wanted to recreate my i
  • Fight IPF
    Fight IPF
  • Right to Choose
    Right to ChooseUK Government Forced Marriage Campaign. Directed and Edited by Sarah-Mace Dennis for Raindown.
  • Everyday Stories of Colossal Importance
    Everyday Stories of Colossal ImportanceWinner of the Reel Walthamstow, Scene Moving Image Commission, Everyday Stories of Colossal Importance is a short film inspired by people’s memories of their local area. The project began with a community engagement process which involved interviewing people who were from, or who currently live in Walthamstow. Aspects of these stories inspired the characters and plotlines found in the screenplay, which aimed to combine powerful narratives with vivid imagery to turn everyday experiences into mag
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Projects credited in
  • Eco Warrior Styling
    Eco Warrior StylingThis personal styling video is all about fashion sustainability and it includes rental, secondhand and the one and only Stella McCartney, who has always pushed boundaries and led the way in terms of sustainable fashion. All featured brands are available at Selfridges in London. Sarah-Mace Dennis was a joy to dress, we do share the same values in terms of circular fashion, and she's lovely! For more information about her visit her website: Special thanks to MEL B
Work history
    Multiplatform Video EditorFreelance
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Implement thorough understanding of character development, plot lines and the narrative elements needed to create enticing stories across a range of formats. Applying effective workflow techniques for selecting, organising and labelling of key performances and shots. Intersect technical expertise with aesthetic knowledge to achieve high quality multi-platform outcomes within fast-paced environments, often working across multiple projects, genres and end formats. SELECTED CONTRACTS July - present: Freelance Editor, Abraham’s Family Tree (feature length). Jewish Futures. Oct 2019: Freelance Editor, Starbucks - The Cultural Shift. Toad, London. September 2019: Freelance Editor. Reversion of Rocky Mountaineer. BBC Storyworks/ The Smalls. April - May 2019: Freelance Editor, Social. High end organic recruitment campaign. Oct 2018: Producer and Editor, Discovering Stratford Village. Arts council funded heritage film with contemporary twist. Sep - Oct 2018: Freelance Editor, Culturetrip. Hungerlust: short form doco about food in Shanghai. August – Sep 2018: Freelance Editor, TVC. Short-form technology focused docos for Business Insider/ Spotify. August 2018: Freelance Assembly Editor. Big Small. Short form, promo for Barclaycard Magic Moments (shot at summer music festivals). June – July 2018: Freelance Editor, 21 Women. Long form documentary about a professional dancer’s quest to balance motherhood and career. June – July 2018: Freelance Writer/ Editor, ASEA. Short form promo for global health brand. May - June, 2018: Freelance Editor, Fletcher Wilson. Sizzle reels for 2018 Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. Feb–Mar, 2018: Freelance Editor, Freshstart Media. Sizzle reels for the 2018 Varkey Foundation Awards. Nov 17–Jan 18: Freelance Researcher/ Editor. Raindown. Promos for Greenpeace and the World Bank. Jan 2017: Freelance Editor. Fast and the Furriest. Car chase promo for Motion 24. 2015 Freelance self shooting director/ editor: Beegu. artsdepot. see less
    Independent ArtistFreelance
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Beginning from an interest in the neurological function of perception, my work explores the affect that consciousness – be it personal or collective – has on the construction of subjectivity, and our understanding of time, space and our place within it. SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS AND SCREENINGS 2015 Swallow (Prelude). à l’Œil de Poisson. Quebec, Canada. 2014 Public Art Screens: Vitenfabrikken, Gosen Skole, Tou Scene, Kinokino – Norway. 2013 Sounds from the Emergent State. State Library of QLD. 2012 Moving over the Shoreline. QLD Multicultural Centre 2012 Drafting Season. Metricon Stadium - home of the Gold Coast Suns 2011 Recasting Unfinished Selves. Performance Studies International. Centre for Visual Arts, Utrecht. 2009 Feeling at the Edge of Something. Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Gold Coast. 2008 Swimming Animistic. Portside Wharf (Brisbane), QLD. (public art) 2007 (Colour Shade) I can be everything to everyone. Dubbo Regional Art Gallery. 2007 Where Whispers Walk. Interactive public video work, with Svenja Kratz and Archie Moore. State Library of QLD. SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS AND SCREENINGS 2016 Mondo Ghillies: Art Bermondsey Project Space, London 2016 Trans-Ideology: Nostalgia. Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei (exhibition) 2015 Dream Drafters. Underwire Film Festival, Hackney Picturehouse, London 2015 Drama Screening. The Smalls. Hoxton Arches, London (screening). 2015 Kick Off – Boundaries Between Art and Sport. Kickarts, Cairns, Australia 2014 Mondo Ghillies. Friday Night Shorts. Temporary Arts Project. Southend on Sea. 2013 Mondo Ghillies. Transart festival, Supermarkt, Berlin, Germany. August 5-9 2012 Span. Stockroom, Kyneton, Victoria. (exhibition). 2012 Brain Art Project. Verge Gallery, Sydney (exhibition) 2012 Keys to Your Heart. International Short Film Festival, Detmold, Germany. 2011 Rebel Wessex. International Short Film Festival, Detmold, Germany. (screening) 2010 Mondo Ghillies. Private Dances, Next Wave Festival, Melbourne. (screening) 2009 Rebel Wessex. Chauvel Cinema Paddington, Sydney. (screening) 2007 Diorama: Constructing a Virtual Memory. Electro-online. Electrofringe festival,
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  • Film
  • Visual Arts
  • Digital Content
  • Multi-platform Content
  • Music Videos
  • TV Film Commercial
  • Editing
  • Directing
  • Documentaries
  • Short Films
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop
  • Adobe Premier Pro
  • Scripts
  • Copywiting
  • Copy
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Teaching
  • Public Art
  • Branded Content
  • Producing
  • Interdisciplinary Collaboration
    Master of Arts (Film, Media, Theatre). UNSW
     - Sydney, Australia
    Practice based research degree
    Bachelor of Creative Arts with First Class HonoursGriffith University
     - Gold Coast, Australia
    Majors: Creative Writing, Contemporary Visual Arts, Cultural Theory Awards: First Class Honours, University Medal, Creative Arts Medal
    Reel Walthamstow Scene Moving Image CommissionScene Cinema
    Kickoff Award for Arts and SportMetricon Stadium
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