Sarah Oemcke
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Growing up among actors and directors, she found her passion for drama as a teenager while working with 'The Joan Performing Arts group in Sydney.'

Since then, she has contributed to theatre and film in the UK, Australia, and New Zealand. With over 35 years in the theatre and film industry, Sarah Oemcke has engaged in diverse roles both on screen and behind the scenes.

As a director, actor, screenwriter, and producer, she has been involved in over 30 productions and films in the last decade, with more than 15 of those in writer, director or lead character roles.

Sarah has refined her skills under tutors like Jennifer Ward-Lealand, Ian Hughes, Peter Feeney, and Sam Scott.

In addition to her creative roles, she has extensive experience in production and administration, including over 15 years in theatre management and a four-year term as the president of the 16th Ave Theatre Company in Tauranga, overseeing all areas of theatre production including script selection, marketing and graphic design.

Recipient of awards in the UK and New Zealand, including those for art direction and best actor, Sarah recently received a WIFT award for Outstanding Female Filmmaker.

A founding member of Film Bay of Plenty Screenwriters and a finalist for the Kõpere Ake fund, she continues to make her mark in the industry.

In the realm of screenwriting, Sarah has crafted ten short films over the past five years and is currently developing three projects, including an eight-part TV series titled "Cracken," a short film named "Tui," and a limited series, "Dot.”