About Me

Award winning filmmaker. Experienced Director, Producer and Screenwriter for commercial and narrative productions.
Sarah R. Lotfi created DOG AND ROSE MEDIA to design compelling visual narratives for commercial video production. In 2016, she wrote and directed the 'Audience Choice' winning commercial COLORADO REVEALED: Worlds Within, produced for the Colorado Film Commission. Lotfi's screenplays have been finalists with the American Gem, Sundance Institute and Big Vision Empty Wallet development programs.

​Adept in casting, coordinating, and promotions, Sarah has served on numerous productions including Chloe Zhao's THE RIDER (2017) and HBO's CINEMA VERITE: THE SAGA OF AN AMERICAN FAMILY (2011). Other credits include work with ABC and National Geographic. Sarah wrote and directed the acclaimed German-language short, MENSCHEN (2013), around disability in the last days of WWII which is currently distributed by Shorts International on iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon Video.

Lotfi has presented on independent filmmaking for the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva and New York City, taught courses in film studies at the University of Colorado, and is an alumnus of the Transatlantic Talent Lab with Reykjavik International Film Festival. Her works has been featured in WIPO magazine (Geneva, Switzerland), The Huffington Post (New York), Film Courage (Los Angeles), and Screen Read (Bonn, Germany).

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