Talent Guide

Sarah Winshall

  • Discipline:Producer
  • Program Year:Fast Track 2021


Sarah Winshall is a creative producer and the founder of Smudge Films. In 2018 she produced Clara’s Ghost (dir. Bridey Elliott, Sundance), and the award-winning documentary, ¡Las Sandinistas! (dir. Jenny Murray, SXSW). Previous films have played at Sundance, SXSW, New Directors/New Films, CPH:DOX, Outfest, Rotterdam, at MoMA, and on the Criterion Channel. Most recently, Albert Birney and Kentucker Audley’s Strawberry Mansion, and Jane Schoenbrun’s We’re All Going to the World’s Fair premiered at Sundance ‘21 and are slated for wide release next year. In 2022 Smudge Films will partner with Fruit Tree and A24 for Schoenbrun’s I Saw the TV Glow.

Current Project



Joybubbles tells the amazing story of Joe Engressia (aka Joybubbles), a blind genius who discovered he could hack into the analogue telephone system by whistling a magic tone.