Tuesday, February 1, 2011

2011 NOMINATED SHORT: Poster Girl

In the lead up to the 83rd Academy Awards on February 27th, we are taking a closer look at this year's nominees, all of which will be available to download from iTunes on February 22nd. Today, one of this year's Best Documentary Short Subject nominees, Poster Girl.

Best Documentary Short Subject nominee, Poster Girl


Director: Sara Nesson
Producer: Mitchell Block, Sara Nesson

Apple pie cheerleader turned tough-as-nails machine gunner in the Iraq War, Sgt. Robynn Murray comes home to face a new kind of battle she never anticipated.

Director/DP/Editor Sara Nesson is in the post-production stage of two films – Poster Girl and Iraq Paper Scissors. Both follow Iraq War Veterans over 2 1/2 years as they cope with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and the emotional ups and downs as they embark on an unusual healing journey. Poster Girl was recently acquired by HBO to be part of their focus on PTSD series.

Sara has worked as the principle editor for Stolen Childhoods, directed by Len Morris, Galen Films, PBS and 2nd editor on Plastic Disasters, directed by Kate Davis, HBO. PG and IPS are Sara’s first independent documentary features.

Sara runs Sara Nesson Productions from her fabulous editing studio in Dumbo, NY, which she shares with her advisor and friend, Academy Award Winner for Born into Brothels, Ross Kauffman.