Sarah Koteles is a young filmmaker whose gripping work has found critical acclaim both locally and internationally. A Chicago native living in Los Angeles, her craft is colored by her background in design and animation, with works across narrative films, commercial work, music videos and fashion.
As a child, Sarah Koteles was obsessed with music videos and Tim Burton films. She got her start as a motion designer at various tv companies while pursuing a career in directing on the side. Sarah is now on the roster at LaLaLa Productions and has also founded her own production company (L’ouest). She brings a designer’s eye to all her work and is comfortable directing a variety of styles and genres.
2012 Promax Silver - Alma Awards (Commercial)
2013 Promax Gold - Hispanic Heritage Month (Campaign)
2013 Audience Choice Award - New Hope Film Festival - "Natura" (Short Film)
2018 Best Drama - LA Shorts Awards - "White Wolves" (Short Film)
2018 Best Director - LA Shorts Awards - "White Wolves" (Short Film)
2018 Best Female Director - European Cinematography Awards - "White Wolves" (Short Film)
2018 Best Short - European Cinematography Awards - "White Wolves" (Short Film)
2018 ARFF International Mention - Around Films International Festival - "White Wolves" (Short Film)
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