The TEAM

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SARAH T. SCHWAB

Writer  |  Director  |  Producer

Sarah directed, produced, and co-wrote the soon-to-be-released feature film, LIFE AFTER YOU starring Florencia Lozano, Gary Perez, and Kathryn Erbe. It is currently touring the festival circuit and won "Best Director of a Feature Film" at the Madrid International Film Festival, "Best Feature Film" and "Best Lead Actress" at the Nice International Film Festival, and "Special Jury Remi for a First Feature" and "Best Lead Actress" at WorldFest-Houston. The film is nominated for "Best Picture," "Best English Language Feature Film," "Best Director of a Feature Film," and "Best Actress" at the World Independent Cinema Awards. Sarah is a member of the Playwrights/Directors Unit at Actors Studio in New York City.

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BRIAN LONG
Producer

Brian Long is a film producer and Obie-Award-winning theater producer. His films include A TREE. A ROCK. A CLOUD. (directed by Karen Allen), “A” MY NAME IS and LIFE AFTER YOU (both written and directed by Sarah T. Schwab) and the upcoming film HAMLET IN BED (featuring Annette O’Toole). Brian served as the Managing Director of Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre for nine years. During his tenure, Rattlestick produced over 40 World Premieres by some of our nation’s most important playwrights, including Jesse Eisenberg, Annie Baker, Heidi Schreck, Sam Hunter, Jose Rivera, Adam Rapp, and Craig Lucas.

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MEGAN SMITH-HARRIS

Producer

Megan is the president and co-owner of Pyewackitt Productions, an independent production company with a commitment to create high quality, socially relevant programs with a unique perspective. She has helmed multiple long-form documentaries as director / producer / writer,  which have aired both domestically and around the world. She is also an award-winning writer and playwright, and the Festival Director of the Ridgefield Independent Film Festival (RIFF), rated by FilmFreeway as one of the “Top 100 Best Reviewed Film Festivals” in the world.

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RICHARD SANDS

Cinematographer

Richard has done the lighting and/or served as DP on 60 feature-length motion pictures with directors such as Steven Spielberg, Sam Raimi, and Francis Ford Coppola. He has created the lighting for 50+ television movies, over 100 one-hour television episodes and numerous advertising pieces. He was responsible for many award-winning projects; including three commercials  that  won Addy Awards. He has also received The Art Directors Club Award. For nearly 22 years, Sands has created complex lighting for the fine art narrative photographs of artist Gregory Crewdson.  “I always call him 'the genius of light,'" says Crewdson. “He puts all of the lighting scenes together. He thinks differently than everyone else I know. He just responds to light. It’s remarkable.”