Sara Blecher bio: Age, children, spouse, movies, awards, profile, net worth, contact details

Sara Blecher bio: Age, children, spouse, movies, awards, profile, net worth, contact details

Sara Blecher is an award-winning film director and producer. Her recent appointment by South Africa’s leading and management agency, Talent-ETC, has brought more glory to her fame.

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Blecher is the co-founder of a South African based production company known as Real Eyes Films. It boasts in the production of numerous award-winning documentaries and drama series. Some of Sara’s noteworthy and outstanding documentaries are Kobus and Dumile and Surfing Soweto.

Sara Blecher profile summary

  • Full name: Sara Blecher
  • Year of birth: 1969
  • Place of birth: Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Sara Blecher age: 50 years
  • Nationality: South African, American
  • Ethnicity: South African
  • Marital status: Married
  • Profession: Producer and director

Sara Blecher biography

Sara Blecher was born in South Africa to Lithuanian Jewish parents. However, she has not revealed any information regarding her date of birth or the name of her parents. At the age of 12 years, her family relocated from Johannesburg, South Africa to New York City in the United States.

Sara attended a special Math and Science school known as Stuyvesant High School between 1981 and 1985. After completing her high school studies, she began her long journey through university. She enrolled at Georgetown University where she joined the School of Foreign Services with the intention of becoming a foreign correspondent.

She undertook a long journey through the back alleys of Paris in a bid to find the meaning of life and went as far as crossing the minefields of South Africa amidst the throes of apartheid as a journalist. After a hard and long toil, she ended up in the place where she should have started: studying filming at New York University. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Film and Television from Tisch School of Arts.

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Spouse

The accomplished director has managed to keep her private life away from the limelight. Very little information is publicly known regarding Sara Blecher spouse. However, during one of her interviews, she mentioned that she met and married her husband upon returning to South Africa from the United States.

Sara Blecher children

Blecher has three lovely children. Her firstborn daughter lives in London City where she serves as a town planner while her second-born son lives in Los Angeles California and serves as an engineer at SpaceX. Sara's last born child lives in Johannesburg, South Africa, together with his parents.

Career

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Before joining the world of film production, she undertook different jobs for survival. At some point, she worked as a waitress, a model for various artists, an activist, and as an elevator driver.

After completing her studies in the United States, she began working as a freelance journalist in London, Windhoek, Paris, New York, and Washington. Her debut film-related job was as a production assistant on the documentary dubbed Paris Is Burning.

Sara returned to South Africa to serve as a film director and producer. After directing two documentaries, Kobus and Dumile and Surfing Soweto, she directed her first film dubbed Otelo Burning, which won 17 international awards. Ayanda, her second film featuring Fulu Mugovhani, premiered on 10th October 2015 at BFI London Film Festival and garnered international honours at the 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival.

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Later on, she set up two film and television production companies: Cinga Productions and Real Eyes Films. Ever since, she has continued to produce some of the best internationally recognized documentaries, feature films, and television shows.

She has worked as a director, producer, writer, and actress in various films. Sara Blecher TV shows and movies include:

Director

  • 2007: Surfing Soweto
  • 2007: Bay of Plenty
  • 2011: Who Do You Think You Are
  • 2011: Otelo Burning
  • 2015: Ayanda
  • 2015: Dis ek, Anna
  • 2018: Mayfair
  • 2018: Half the Sky
  • 2019: Barry

Producer

  • 1999: Frontline
  • 2004: Zero Tolerance
  • 2007: Surfing Soweto
  • 2007: Bay of Plenty
  • 2009: Who Do You Think You Are
  • 2011: Otelo Burning
  • 2015: Ayanda
  • 2018: Africa’s Home Run: The Gift Ngoepe Story
  • 2018: Mayfair

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Writer

Sara Blecher spouse

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  • 2004: Zero Tolerance
  • 2007: Bay of Plenty
  • 2011: Otelo Burning
  • 2018: Measure of a Woman
  • 2018: Half the Sky
  • 2013: Take Part Live
  • 2019: Film Festival Film

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Awards and nominations

Sara is one of the most successful producers in South Africa. Her hard work and exemplary talents have not gone unnoticed as she has garnered numerous awards and nominations. Sara Blecher awards include:

  • 2009: South African Film and Television Awards under the Best Achievement in Directing - TV Drama category (nominated)
  • 2009: South African Film and Television Awards under the Best TV Drama category (winner)
  • 2012: Baghdad International Film Festival under the Long Fiction Competition category (winner)
  • 2013: South African Film and Television Awards under the Best Feature Film category (nominated)
  • 2013: South African Film and Television Awards under the Best Achievement in Directing - Feature Film category (winner)
  • 2015: Silwerskerm Festival under the Best Director category (winner)
  • 2015: Los Angeles Film Festival under the World Fiction category (winner)
  • 2016: Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards under the Best Movie Southern Africa category (nominated)
  • 2016: Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards under the Best Director category (nominated)
  • 2016: Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards under the Best Overall Movie in Africa (nominated)
  • 2017: Black Reel Awards under the Outstanding World Cinema Motion Picture
  • 2018: Durban International Film Festival under the International Competition category (nominated)

Net worth

Sara has accumulated a huge sum of money from her career. However, she has not publicly stated how much she earns or how much she is worth.

Sara Blecher contact details

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Sarah Blecher has carved a niche for herself as one of the most successful film directors in South Africa. After taking up different job opportunities, she has walked into the hall of fame and wealth through determination, hard work, and desire to be the best.

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