Sarah Skiles

SARAH SKILES

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Sarah Skiles Loves A Good Story.

 
 

Sarah is a cross-format writer and producer.

She believes the world is weird, wonderful, heartbreaking, and far too interesting to not shine a light on the stories around us.  

Her tastes run eclectic and so does her work— which can be found on television and streaming platforms as well as online journals. 

She wouldn’t mind it if someone manufactured salami flavored chewing gum. Please don't hold it against her.

 

TELEVISION

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Docuseries. Scripted. Competition.

Documentaries. Game Shows.

Sarah has hung out with monkey waiters in Japan, sat in the hot seat in a master control room with more camera feeds than NASA Mission Control, interviewed people about their greatest fears and joys, witnessed acts both strange and sublime, talked people through meltdowns right before they won half a million dollars, built a home on the Navajo Reservation, tasked art directors with making bizarre props, directed hours of VO, assembled shows in 24 hours, dreamt about AVID timelines, debated the true meaning of tinny with audio mixers, and lived on craft service snacks and cold coffee. 

Television production is seldom glamorous, but it's never boring.

That's what she loves about it— the endless possibilities.

BRANDING

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Branding clients include: Condé Nast, Yahoo!, and AB INBEV

For someone with a gluten allergy, she's spent a lot of time thinking about beer. 

 
 

HERE'S TO EARNING IT Busch beer campaign celebrating hardworking, blue collar Americans

  • Commercial spot and short form documentaries
  • Collaboration between Pilgrim Studios and 72andSunny
 
 

THE PERFECTIONISTS Stella Artois campaign focusing on the people in front of the camera and behind the scenes at the Cannes Film Festival.

  • Short form documentaries, red carpet coverage, as well as interviews with with directors and actors
 
 

BAD HAIR DAY Glamour Magazine campaign giving surprise hair makeovers to Missouri women. 

 

WRITING

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Sarah is currently working on a novel set at the intersection of art, entertainment, and workplace violence in Los Angeles, CA. 

She also writes creative non-fiction and short stories. 

Music plays a prominent role in many of my stories, reflecting a childhood spent backstage at music arenas. 

If you get her in front of more than three people, there's a chance she'll try and charm you with a story. Attendees of Los Angeles open mics, beware. 

She can be found at Medium under @sarahskiles

 

MEMOIR MIXTAPES 

A Literary Magazine and ultimate mashup of the two things we love to write about: ourselves and music. 

Volume 3: WHOLE LOTTA LOVE

Volume 4: ANTHEMS

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WANDERLUST JOURNAL: A NARRATIVE MAP

A literary magazine dedicated to stories told through travel narratives.

MICROFICTION: POSTCARD FROM CANNES

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THE EVENING THEATRE (and WORKSHOP)

Twitter-based literary magazine featuring bite-sized micro-fiction in horror, scif-fi, and fantasy genres.

MICROFICTION: TEETH

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UCLA JAMES KIRKWOOD LITERARY PRIZE FOR EMERGING WRITERS

2014 Nominee

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BUSTED! STORYTELLING SERIES 

True stories about getting around Los Angeles by people who don't drive 

(Future employers please note: I do drive, but I like to take public transit as well. You meet some real characters there.)

 
 

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