Director / Screenwriter
DIRECT CONTACT: email@example.com www.sabinavajraca.com Born in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sabina Vajrača immigrated to the U.S. in 1994 as a war refugee and started her directing career in NYC's experimental/devised theatre, with a special focus on Shakespeare. Her first film, the critically-acclaimed feature documentary BACK TO BOSNIA, premiered at the 2005 AFI Fest and screened at over 30 festivals worldwide, winning Director's Choice at the Crossroads Film Festival. It’s currently streaming on multiple platforms, including Amazon and iTunes. Since then she wrote, directed, and produced numerous short films, commercials, music video, and wrote multiple feature and short screenplays. She also assisted writer/director Max Mayer on his feature film ADAM, starring Hugh Dancy and Rose Byrne (2009 Sundance / Fox Searchlight), and shadowed directors on MADAM SECRETARY (CBS) and 9-1-1 (FOX). Her most recent projects include a Warner Bros./USC feature drama VOODOO MACBETH, and an Alfred P. Sloan short VARIABLES, which premiered at the 2019 Sarajevo Film Festival, won DGA Student Awards Grand Prize, and was nominated for the 2020 HUMANITAS Prize, 2020 BAFTA Student Award, and 2019 Student Academy Awards, amongst other awards Sabina is an Annenberg Scholar, a member of Film Fatales, and an alumna of the Ryan Murphy Half Directing Mentorship, the Nantucket Screenwriters Colony, and Stowe Story Labs, where she won the Tangerine Entertainment Fellowship. She's next attached to direct FOR BURAZ, a neo-noir crime drama set in Florida's Bosnian Muslim immigrant community, which she wrote as well, with Prominent Productions and Annika Dawson producing. Sabina received her M.F.A. in Film and TV Production from USC School of Cinematic Arts and is repped by Industry Entertainment.