Sara Driver

Producer, Director, Actor
An independent filmmaker long associated (onscreen and off) with director Jim Jarmusch, Driver began her career as production manager and assistant director on Jarmusch's debut film "Permanent Vacation" (1980). She ... Read more »
Born: 12/14/1955 in Westfield, New Jersey, USA

Filmography

Actor (5)

Bloodhounds of Broadway 1989 (Movie)

Yvette (Actor)

Mystery Train 1989 (Movie)

Airport Clerk (Actor)

Stranger Than Paradise 1984 (Movie)

Girl With Hat (Actor)

Permanent Vacation 1982 (Movie)

(Actor)
Writer (4)

Broken Flowers 2005 (Movie)

Story Advisor (Story Consultant)

Broken Flowers 2005 (Movie)

(from idea) (Source Material)

Sleepwalk 1987 (Movie)

(From Story)

Sleepwalk 1987 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (4)

Red, Hot & Blue 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Segment Producer

Sleepwalk 1987 (Movie)

(Producer)

Stranger Than Paradise 1984 (Movie)

(Producer)
Director (3)

When Pigs Fly 1996 (Movie)

(Director)

Sleepwalk 1987 (Movie)

(Director)

You Are Not I 1981 (Movie)

(Director)
Production Management (3)

Stranger Than Paradise 1984 (Movie)

(Production Manager)

Permanent Vacation 1982 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

Permanent Vacation 1982 (Movie)

(Production Manager)
Camera, Film, & Tape (1)

Night on Earth 1992 (Movie)

dailies troubleshooter (Dailies)

Biography

An independent filmmaker long associated (onscreen and off) with director Jim Jarmusch, Driver began her career as production manager and assistant director on Jarmusch's debut film "Permanent Vacation" (1980). She directed the short "You Are Not I" (1982) and produced Jarmusch's short "Stranger in Paradise Part One: The New World" (1982), serving the same function on the feature version "Stranger Than Paradise" (1984). Driver made her directorial and screenwriting debut with the fantasy thriller, "Sleepwalk/Year of the Dog" (1986). She has frequently made cameo appearances in Jarmusch's films (e.g., "Mystery Train") and has continued to assist the director in technical capacities. Driver helmed her second feature, "When Pigs Fly" (1993; released in the USA in 1996), a comedy-drama with supernatural overtones.

Relationships

Jim Jarmusch Actor

Companion

EDUCATION

Randolph-Macon Women's College

Lynchburg , Virginia 1977

New York University

New York , New York
graduate film department

American Institute of Classical Studies

junior year abroad

Milestones

1993

Directed independent feature "When Pigs Fly," starring Marianne Faithful; released in the USA in 1996

1991

Served as dailies troubleshooter on Jarmusch's "Night on Earth"

1989

Appeared in Howard Brookner's "Bloodhounds of Broadway"

1989

Made cameo appearance as airport clerk in Jarmusch's "Mystery Train"

1986

Served as production troubleshooter on Jarmusch's "Down By Law"

1986

Directorial and screenwriting debut, "Sleepwalk/Year of the Dog" (also producer and wrote original story)

1984

Co-produced "Stranger Than Paradise" (also production manager and cameo appearance as Girl With Hat

1982

Directed early short, "You Are Not I"

1980

Served as production manager and assistant director to Jim Jarmusch on "Permanent Vacation"

Raised in Westfield, New Jersey

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