Sarah Hawkins

I’m a highly-motivated researcher, writer and production assistant who specializes in attention to detail, creativity and perseverance. Based in Los Angeles.

“F*@k Y’all, We’re From Dayton – The Story of Brainiac”
Borrowed Camera Productions
Research & Clearance
Online, in-person and archival research, clearance and writing for an upcoming documentary on indie band Brainiac by filmmaker Eric Mahoney. Brainiac was opening for Beck and being courted by major labels when singer/songwriter Tim Taylor was killed in an auto accident. Interviewees include Steve Albini, Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips, Buzz Osbourne, Cedric Bixler, David Yow, Eli Janney and Fred Armisen.

“Vanilla Ice Goes Amish” – JUMA Entertainment for HGTV/DIY
Story Assistant
“Vanilla Ice Goes Amish” is an extension of the star’s #1 home renovation reality show on HGTV/DIY. My work included research, logging dialogue and shots, and working with our field producer to track story points during the shoots.

“Guide to Extreme Parenting” – JUMA Entertainment for HGTV/DIY
Story Assistant
Story Assistant for Bravo’s “Extreme Guide to Parenting.” I performed research, logging, and tracking of pickup lines and/or interviews for our producers.

Living Under Linda’s Desk (Short) – Piñata Productions
Production Assistant

Audio PA, worked the boom mic for the shoot.

Nuthin’ to This (Music Video) – Union Avenue Entertainment
Production Assistant
Set PA work included dressing, moving grip equipment and managing extras.

Public Radio International Scripting, Research
North Pole Tenderfoot – Archival Research
Public Radio International’s Brain Brew: Wrote scripts and promotional spots, and handled research and booking for a Public Radio International (P.R.I.) program broadcast in 25 U.S. markets. Also, editing and research for North Pole Tenderfoot by Doug Hall. Found never-published images and documents related to Peary’s life and expeditions. Performed research at National Geographic, The Library of Congress, The National Archives, The Explorer’s Club and Ohio State University’s Byrd Polar Archives.

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Producer, Corporate Videos
I worked with a camera op, editor, doctors, nurses, marketing and communications and other staff to produce marketing and recruiting videos for the medical center and international healthcare conferences.

Communications Associate
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Garnered video Award of Excellence from Cincinnati-Dayton chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators for “Dr. Steve’s Patient Safety Video Journal.” Pioneered use of intranet video via brief, guerilla-style videos on quality and safety from the hospital’s Chief Patient Safety Officer. Writing projects included general features, blog entries and in-depth medical communications.

References upon request.