Full Name: Sarah Ann Watt

Description: Film director, writer and animator
Known For: “My Year Without Sex” – “Look Both Ways”
Location: Australia

Date Born: 30th August 1958
Location Born: Sydney,, New South Wales, Australia

Date Died: 4th November 2011
Location Died: West Footscray, Victoria, Australia


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Sarah Watt

An Australian film director.

Born in Sydney, Watt completed a Graduate Diploma of Film and Television (Animation) at the Swinburne (now VCA) School of Film and Television, Melbourne in 1990.

Her student film “Catch of the Day” was to reflect the style of future work. In 1995, she directed a short film, Small Treasures, which won Best Short Film at the Venice Film Festival.

In 2000, she made a program for the SBS series Swim Between the Flags. She received the Australian Film Institute’s award for Best Director for her 2005 film Look Both Ways.

Watt returned to the VCA School of Film and Television to teach animation and was to assist in the development of many animators including Academy Award winner Adam Eliot in 1996.

Watt was instrumental in the development of scripts for all of her students, but left the School to further develop her own projects, returning on occasion as a script and final production assessor.

During the post-production of Look Both Ways, Watt was diagnosed with cancer. Her second film My Year Without Sex was released in 2009.

She died on 4 November 2011 after suffering for six years with breast and bone cancer, aged 53.

Sarah Watt was married to actor William McInnes. They had two children, Clem (b.1993) and Stella (b.1998)