Talent Guide

Sara Lamm

  • Discipline:Director, Producer, Writer
  • Program Year:Documentary Fellow 2017


Sara Lamm is a writer, performer, and documentary filmmaker whose most recent film Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin And The Farm Midwives, co-directed with Mary Wigmore, won the Audience Award at the 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival, was released theatrically in the US, and screened in community venues all over the world (including at the McMurdo Station in Antarctica.) Her 2007 film Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soapbox was also released theatrically and had its television premiere on The Sundance Channel. In addition, her work has appeared at Mass-Moca, The American Visionary Art Museum, and on NPR. For five years she produced and performed in Dog & Pony, a monthly NYC variety show featuring comedic multi-media performance.

Current Project

Thank You For Coming


Documentary filmmaker Sara Lamm discovered as an adult that she was conceived via sperm donor; it has taken eleven years, twelve DNA tests, five ancestry databases, one potential half-sister, and 900 sixth-cousins to (maybe) find her biological father.