Born in Rhyl, Wales, Sara Sugarman began her career as an actress appearing in television programmes such as Grange Hill and Juliet Bravo as well as the film Sid and Nancy. She made a name for herself behind the camera with a number of award-winning short films and made her feature debut with Mad Cows in 1999.

Two years later she wrote and directed Very Annie Mary, which displayed the dark sensibility and unique Welsh humour of her earlier work. The film’s success brought Sugarman to the attention of Walt Disney who hired her to direct Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen. Although she now lives in L.A, Sugarman remains one of Wales’ most unique talents.