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Sarah Mercey is one of Canada’s most successful animation and film professionals. She has been an integral part of a dozen of the most financially successful and critically awarded films in Hollywood. She has worked with Walt Disney Feature Animation, Pixar Animation Studios, and Blue Sky Animation. Some of her credits include Cars, Ratatouille, WALL-E, Toy Story 3, and Lilo & Stitch.
In 2010, Sarah steered her animation expertise toward developing stories for film. Sarah helped develop the story, and storyboard projects for films such as Rio 2, Ferdinand and several other films for Blue Sky-Fox Animation. She is currently storyboarding for Paramount Animation Studios.
In addition to her story work, Sarah co-directed, art-directed, and co-wrote a Christmas Special for the CBC called The Magic Hockey Skates for which she received a Canadian Screen Award.
In 2014, after many years in the animation industry, Sarah returned to school in New York City. She recently graduated, again, and this time with a diploma for acting/directing theatre and film, with a focus on the work of Shakespeare and Tennessee Williams.
Sarah also loves writing. She recently completed a feature screenplay and is developing her next story.
Sarah has been asked to share her knowledge at a number of speaking engagements including representing Pixar at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival.