Trained in photography and the documentary tradition, Sasha Waters Freyer makes non-fiction films about outsiders, misfits and everyday radicals. Her recent feature film, Garry Winogrand: All Things are Photographable, won a Special Jury Prize at the 2018 SXSW Film Festival, was released theatrically in the U.S and Europe, and will air on the PBS series American Masters in spring 2019. Sasha also works in 16mm film, crafting experimental shorts that have explored memory, motherhood and the cultural and political legacies of the late 20th century. Her 16mm film dragons & seraphim premiered at the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival in 2017, toured across the U.S., and most recently showed at Microscope Gallery in Brooklyn. More information can be found on her personal website at Pieshake.com
In 2016, Sasha received the Helen Hill Award from the Orphan Film Symposium, and was nominated for the prestigious Anonymous Was a Woman Award. Her past projects have screened at renowned international film festivals like Rotterdam, Telluride, Tribeca Vancouver and IMAGES; in museums such as SF MoMA, the Pacific Film Archives, the Speed Art Museum, the Museum of the Moving Image in New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Detroit, and on international public and cable television. Her films have been reviewed in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, ArtForum, The New Yorker, Variety, IndieWIRE, Hyperallergic and The Hollywood Reporter. She is a past fellow of The MacDowell Colony, Yaddo and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and has received media production funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Derek Freese Documentary Fund and the Graham Foundation.