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Sarah Goodman was born in Toronto and has lived in New York, where she began making films. She has written and directed both narrative and documentary film. Her feature documentary Army of One (2004 Hot Docs Best Canadian Feature Documentary; 2005 Gemini Nomination for Best Director) and When We Were Boys (Donald Brittain Gemini Nomination for Best Documentary; Indiewire Top 10 Documentaries 2009) led to her short drama Hidden Driveway (TIFF 2011) and her award-winning, critically acclaimed first feature drama Porch Stories, which released in Canada in June 2015 after touring festivals. Her films have played at festivals such as TIFF, IDFA, Hot Docs and True/False, as well as broadcasting worldwide. Goodman has also written and directed documentary programs for television, such as the acclaimed National Parks Project. She is an alumna of the TIFF Talent Lab, the Berlinale Talent Campus, and a member of the Film Fatales. Goodman is one of 6 residents in the Canadian Film Centre’s Prime Time TV Writing Program for 2015/2016. Her next feature Lake 239 is in development with producer Karen Harnisch (Sleeping Giant.)

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