Sara Jewell is a mixed race actress based in London, UK.  

 

Born in Malaysia, she has lived in the USA, China and Middle East.  She has a strong skill for accents and an advanced proficiency in Mandarin, Chinese.  

 

She trained at the University of California, Santa Barbara and Michael Howard Studios, New York. Her training includes Kinetic Movement with Polina Klimovitskaya, Comedy with Andrew Shaifer, Voice with David Wells, Singing with Judy Kuhn, Improvisation with Armando Diaz and Shakespeare with Patsy Rodenburg.  She continues her training in London with various courses at the Actors Centre.

 

She co-directed and starred in her own short film, An Intimacy, which had its first screening at the Cannes Film Festival, Short Film Corner 2013.  It later screened at the Portobello Film Festival, as well as several other industry events in London and New York.  She is currently working on her next short film, Binary.

 

In 2017 she was nominated for Best Actress at the Unrestricted View Film Festival for her lead role in feature film Shopping Channels.  Please see News & Press section below for more updates!

News & Press

Press: Time Out & The Spy In The Stalls Review

Sara receives a special mention in this ★★★★ review from SpyInTheStalls calling the production "fringe theatre at it's best" (click).  

 

Iphigenia (A Rave Fable) has been named as Time Out's "Top 10 weirdest theatre shows at Edinburgh Fringe" (click).  

Performance Notice: Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017 & London Previews

Sara is appearing at Edinburgh Fringe this year in "Iphigenia (A Rave Fable)" by Clumsy Bodies Theatre where she plays the characters of Luz and Virgin Puta, as well as an understudy for Violeta.  

 

The play sees Iphigenia journey through a multimedia neo-psychedelic brechtian maze, exploring LGBT themes and violence towards women within a political backdrop, based on the Ciudad Juarez Murders

London Previews:

19th July, 6.45pm - The Bunker, Southwark - Click here for Tickets.

30th July, 8.30pm - Bread & Roses Theatre, Clapham - Click here for Tickets.

Edinburgh Fringe Dates:

4th - 12th August, 10.10pm - theSpace, Niddry St (Venue 9) - Click here for Tickets.

Certification: BASSC Broadsword

Sara recently trained for and passed her BASSC Broadsword qualification!  Bring on those sword fights!  She also has a Purple Belt in Kickboxing and is looking to utilise her stage combat skills.

Casting Notice: Lockerbilly

"A group of 2nd generation vampires get sent to a training camp in an attempt to learn basic vampire skills."  

Sara has been cast as the role of Freya in upcoming vampire comedy feature film Lockerbilly directed by Michael Tchoubouroff. 

 

Performance Notice: Her Body Is A Minefield, May 2017.

"An allegorical and critical exploration of mental and physical co-dependence, Her Body is a Minefield is a physicalisation of mental process through the story of four internal organs, The Brain, The Lungs, The Heart, and The Digestive System, as they debate their relationship to the body they are part of."  

Sara will be on stage at The White Bear Theatre, Kennington from Tuesday 2nd - Friday 5th May 2017 in the role of The Lung.

Festival News: Darren Has a Breakdown

Darren Has a Breakdown: Season 2 has been accepted into the Official Selections at the following festivals:  Bilbao Web Fest, Miami Web Fest, Dublin Web Fest, Asia Web Fest, and die Seriale.

Award Nomination: Best Actress

Nominated for Best Actress at the Unrestricted View Film Festival 2017 for lead role in feature film Shopping Channels.  

Screening Notice: Daisy

Daisy has been selected to play openning night at the London Independent Film Festival, 2016.

Review: Shopping Channels

Press: Shopping Channels - Digital Filmmaker Magazine, September 2015.

"Open All Hours" - Digital Filmmaker Magazine - Issue 29 

Shopping Channels feature a 6 page spread in this Issue of Digital Filmmaker.  Click here to purchase the issue digitally.  

Casting Notice: Darren Has a Breakdown

Sara has been cast in Season 2 of "Darren Has a Breakdown" which screened and won awards in multiple festivals such as Raindance Web Fest, Rio Web Fest, Bilbao Web Fest and Dub Web Fest to name a few.  It's also Editor's Pick and a rating of 3.8/5 on Web Series Channel!

Screening & Q&A: An Intimacy

Sara's film An Intimacy was selected to headline "Women In Revolt", a short film event funded by FIlm London and hosted by Shorts On Tap.  She will also be appearing for a Q&A to speak about Women in Film.  Deptford Cinema, July 2015.

Prize Winner: Never Ending

Never Ending, a short sci-fi film directed by Carlos Boellinger, wins 2nd Place at London's MCM Comic Con Film Race, 2015!

Jury Panel: Sci-Fi Short Films Event

Sara has been invited to partake on the jury panel for a Shorts On Tap Event at Cafe 1001, August 2014.

Prize & Review: An Intimacy

An Intimacy won a spot in BEST FILMS at the Nature of the Beast Event, Cafe 1001, July 2014!

 

"It was beautifully executed, it's always about the different elements coming together and having them well balanced in the film. You had a beautiful aesthetic, the acting was very strong and the idea was clearly wholly executed. Which given what the idea was - was exactly what suited it. All of those elements worked well together and were well balanced in the film. You didn't have one aspect overweigh the others - that's what worked very, very well for me." - Jury: Frederic Casella, Larry Oliver, Fabrizio Accettulli

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