Sarah WattSarah Watti(A72672 works by)
Sarah Ann Watt)
Born:Established:30 Aug 1958Sydney,New South Wales,;Died:Ceased:4 Nov 2011Footscray West,Footscray - Maribyrnong area,Melbourne - West,Melbourne,Victoria,
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Sarah Watt was an award winning film director, producer, and animator. She received a Masters degree from the Swinburne University of Technology.
In 1995, Watt's short film, Small Treasures, won Best Short at the Venice Film Festival. In 2000, Watt contributed animations for the SBS series Swim Between the Flags. Watt's first feature film, Look Both Ways, won four Australian Film Institute Awards, including Best Director. Her second feature film, My Year Without Sex, was released in 2009.
Watt was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006 and, later, with secondary cancer in her bones. Her death notice, in part, recognised 'a life of courage, humour, intelligence, generosity, honesty and grace'. (Saturday Age, 5 November 2011, p. 38)
'Worse Things Happen at Sea is about families, suburbs and homes, friends, love and day to day life written by bestselling author William McInnes and award winning filmmaker, photographer and animator Sarah Watt.
'In William's first book A Man's Got to Have a Hobby he wrote about family life in the 1960s with humour, affection and honesty. Worse Things Happen at Sea does the same for family life in 2000s; written by William and Sarah in a way that many Australians can relate to and enjoy.
'This book celebrates the wonderful, messy, haphazard things in life -- bringing home babies from hospital, being a friend, a parent, son or daughter, and dog obedience classes. It's about living for twenty years in the family home, raising children there, chasing angry rabbits around the backyard, renovations that never end. It is also about understanding that sometimes you have to say goodbye; that is part of life too.
'Illustrated throughout with Sarah Watt's photographs of family life and beautiful, everyday objects.' (From the publisher's website.)
form yMy Year Without Sex( dir. Sarah Watt)2008Z15557462008single work film/TV humour 'My Year Without Sex is a comedy about one messy year in the life of a family - now about to question everything. Along the way, they will be consoled and distracted by sex, shopping, sport, storage solutions, Santa, religion and singing.' Source: www.if.com.au/ (Sighted 22/1/09).
form yLook Both Ways( dir. Sarah Watt)2004Australia:Hibiscus Films,2005Z12181022004single work film/TV (taught in 1 units)Over a fiercely hot weekend, four people grapple with life changing news, wondering whether their fate is deserved or earned, and how happiness might be possible. Meryl is a lonely artist who literally envisions disaster around every corner. Nick is a photojournalist whose work keeps him emotionally distanced from the tragedies he documents. When the two meet in the aftermath of a real train accident, their lives, and the lives of a handful of other witnesses and victims, are revealed and transformed.