Sara Kaye Larson is a writer, filmmaker, and educator. Her work focuses on (mostly) domestic travel, the American experience, and old fashioned storytelling exploring the curious corners and marginalized populations of the United States.
A student of the Media Arts program at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI, Sara’s graduate work focused on independent and alternative film and media distribution. Her interviewing and research skills landed her production positions on a variety of critically acclaimed documentary projects on subjects ranging from international political leaders to the boxers of Detroit’s famous fighting Mecca, Kronk’s Gym.
Sara's autobiographical documentary about being a young adult cancer survivor, “Going Nodal: The Hodge Experience” won first place in the documentary category at the Next Frame Film Festival and was part of the Kodak Emerging Filmmakers Program at the Cannes International Film Festival.
She is a longtime blogger and the creator of multiple web projects: Vista Video Channel on Vimeo, Left At The Thrift Store, The Biggest Butte, The Office Sign Project, 10 Years Out, as well as several sites exploring meteorological trends in the many places she has lived (80andsunny.blogspot.com/ and spittinfromthemitten.blogspot.
In addition to teaching at-risk youth as part of the WriteGirl program in Los Angeles, Sara has taught writing, video production, and analog and digital storytelling classes at Wayne State University, the Detroit Film Center, Echo Park Film Center, Henry Ford Community College, and for the East Arkansas Community College program at the Federal Correctional Compound in Forrest City Arkansas.