SARAH ROSE BERGMAN'S BIO
Sarah Rose has had an affinity for film since childhood quickly realizing their ability to generate change in the world. Most recently she was the Associate Producer on the Audience Award winning documentary "Awake: The Life of Yogananda," where she worked with Oscar nominated Director Paola di Florio and Sundance Winner Lisa Leeman.
Over the years Sarah Rose has had the opportunity to be a part of some ground-breaking films and work with talents such as Joe Berlinger, the late Bruce Sinofsky, Paul Reiser, George Butler and Carroll Ballard to name a few.
Sarah Rose earned an academic scholarship to attend the University of Iowa where she graduated with honors, double majoring in Communications Studies, with her emphasis in Media Studies/Film Production, and was also accepted into its prestigious School of Journalism, where she focused on photojournalism.
After graduation, Sarah Rose moved to Los Angeles, California and began working on commercials and independent shorts as a Second Assistant Director. She also attended Jim Pasternak’s school of Directing (LA Film School instructor).
Sarah Rose's love of independent films drew her to working with Jeff Dowd, an independent Producer’s Representative and Marketing Consultant (“Blood Simple”, “Hoosiers”). She served as his Creative Executive and Producing Partner, handling screenings, marketing, and press on a number of projects, including: “Metallica: Some Kind of Monster”, “Easy”, “Duma” and Paul Reiser’s “The Thing About My Folks” at film festivals, including Sundance and Tribeca. Moreover, she has worked with Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston, and Reese Witherspoon on the political fundraising event featuring “Going Up River: The Long War of John Kerry.” She also coordinated a three city tour for Get Out the Vote for Sean Penn, Lawrence Bender, and Callie Khouri, and worked on Neil Young’s “Greendale” at the Los Angeles Film Festival.
Additionally, Sarah Rose has utilized her skills as a writing consultant, developing a number of scripts and TV shows. Furthermore, Sarah Rose edited television shows for Bravo, TV Land, and Comedy Central.
Notably Sarah Rose was the story editor and co-editor for “Fields of Fuel,” winner of the Audience Award for featured films in the documentary competition at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival.
Sarah Rose's short film "A Stand Up Guy" played at various film festivals and was featured in MovieMaker Magazine. "Travel Tales" and “Traveling Teacher,” short documentaries, Sarah Rose shot, directed and edited, were featured on World Nomads Travel website.
Recently Sarah Rose traveled to mainland China for Apple Inc. to train and develop local employees in Apple Culture and Products to support the opening of 40 stores in two years.
Currently, Sarah Rose is both the writer/director of her first feature film, “Stoney Holler Hill,” which she plans to begin principal photography in the Summer of 2018.