Stand up and fight for your dreams.
Born in Zaragoza (Spain), Sadie Duarte is an award-winning filmmaker, writer/screenwriter and executive producer who holds a B.A. in English Studies at UNED, an M.A. in Textual and Cultural Studies in English Language (British & Hollywood Cinema) at University of Zaragoza (which also allows her to be a professional critical reviewer on any topic related to film studies) and an M.A. in Film Direction and Production of TV Shows (University of San Jorge). She is also a graduate screenwriter (HSI, Hollywood, USA) and has three novels for young adults published: Alas Para Soñar (Certeza, 2001), Souls of Fire (Libros Certeza, 2013) and Recordando Bethlem (Certeza, 2016). Sadie Duarte has received eleven literary & academic awards and also works as a teacher of English & translator.
DMUS is the first short musical film that Sadie Duarte wrote, directed and produced with two teams working together in Spain and USA. It’s an international project to promote artists from different countries, actors & musicians which has already got many official selections, 18 awards for Best Indie Filmmaker (Sadie Duarte) and Best Score (Jesús Calderón) at Top Shorts in Los Angeles, Best Musical Short Film and Special Mention: Original Music (J. Calderón) at the Five Continents International Film Festival (Venezuela), Best Musical at Oniros Film Awards (Italy), Best Supporting Actress (Tiffany Daniels) and Best Original Score (Jesus Calderón) at Melbourne City International Film Awards, Best Ensemble (Honorable Mention) at Los Angeles Film Awards, Best Ensemble at the Actors Awards, Best Supporting Actress - Bahia Gold at the Actors Awards, Best Woman Filmmaker at Barcelona Planet Film Festival, Best Woman Filmmaker at the Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival (Los Angeles, USA), Best Music at AltFF - it includes music by multi award-winning composer Jesus Calderón -, Best Woman Director at the European Cinematography Awards (Warsaw, Poland), Best Score (Jesús Calderón) at Festigious (Los Angeles, USA), Honorable Mentions: Best Indie Filmmaker (Sadie Duarte) & Best Original Score (J. Calderón) at the Global Film Festival Awards in Los Angeles (USA), Honorable Mention at Berlin Flash Film Festival in Germany. DMUS is the first Spanish musical film shot in English language which made it onto IMDb.
In 2016, Sadie also wrote, directed and produced the melodrama Quizás un Día (Maybe Someday) which has received several official selections and won the Giulio Penzo Award at Medff in Sicily (Italy) and the Best Actress Award - Amelia Rius at Barcelona Planet Film Festival. Sadie also wrote, produced and directed the music video So Far by British singer Daniel Angelus.
In May 2017, Sadie wrote, directed and produced the comedy film Blown Away (Enchufados) which started touring the festival circuit in November 2017 and stars two Spanish celebrities, comedian Paco Arévalo and award-winning actor/director/producer Secun de la Rosa. Blown Away (Enchufados) also stars actors Roberto Millán, Pablo Escamilla, María Espinosa, Jorge Aparicio, Manuel Durán, Merrick Wells, Donald Barnett and Rodrigo Moreno. Original music by Real Experts, Will Sid Smith and Francesca R. Fabris. Theme song: Yet by Real Experts featuring YouTube mega star Neil Francis (Parralox Remix). Production company hired: Brusau Films. Blown Away has won Best Comedy at the Alternative Film Festival in December 2017 and Best Duo (Paco Arévalo and Secun de la Rosa) at the Actors Awards in Los Angeles in January 2018. In January 2018, Blown Away won an Honorable Mention: Ensemble at the New York Film Awards. In February 2018 Blown Away won two awards at Festigious (Los Angeles): Best Comedy and Best Supporting Actor - Roberto Millán. On February 27th, Blown Away (Enchufados) won Best Supporting Actor - Pablo Escamilla at the Creation International Film Festival in Ottawa (Canada), Best Ensemble at Top Shorts in Los Angeles, Award of Merit: Best Comedy Short at the Cinema WorldFest Awards in Canada, Best Comedy Film at the European Cinematography Awards in Poland, Independent Shorts Awards in Los Angeles (USA) (June 2018): Gold Awards: Best Comedy Short, Best Actor: Paco Arévalo, Best Acting Ensemble and Best Female Director: Sadie Duarte (Silver Award), Oniros Film Awards (Italy): Best Ensemble & an Honorable Mention for Best Comedy.
Sadie Duarte has other projects in the pipeline like a new short film shot in May 2018 and a full-feature movie based on her novel Recordando Bethlem (Remembering Bethlehem).
In 2017, Sadie Duarte was kindly invited to be a judge at the International Film and Entertainment Festival (IFEFA) in Australia.
In her spare time, Sadie Duarte works as a freelance journalist, writing reviews and articles and helping artists to promote their works in magazines like Punk Globe (Los Angeles, USA).
Official Selection
Blown Away (Enchufados)
Amazing Shorts! Film Festival
Madrid
2018
Official selection
Blown Away (Enchufados)
Muestra de Cortometrajes Aragoneses
Zaragoza
2018
Official Selection
Blown Away (Enchufados)
The Brightside Tavern Shorts Fest
New Jersey
2018
Winner: Best Woman Filmmaker (Sadie Duarte). Official selection: Best Narrative Short Film, Best Music and Best Trailer.
DMUS
Barcelona Planet Film Festival (September 2017)
Barcelona
2017
Giulio Penzo's Award (Winner) (Merrick Wells - Composer)
Maybe Someday
MedFF
Syracuse, Sicily
4 Awards: Gold Awards: Best Acting Ensemble, Best Actor: Paco Arévalo, Best Comedy Short and Best Female Director: Sadie Duarte (Silver Award)
Blown Away (Enchufados)
Independent Shorts Awards
Los Angeles
Official selection
Blown Away (Enchufados)
Gold Movie Awards
London
Best Comedy Film (Winner)
Blown Away (Enchufados)
European Cinematography Awards
Warsaw
Award of Merit, Best Comedy (Winner)
Blown Away (Enchufados)
World Premiere Film Awards
Ottawa
Award of Merit: Best Comedy Short (Winner)
Blown Away (Enchufados)
Cinema WorldFest Awards
Ottawa
Best Ensemble (Winner)
Blown Away (Enchufados)
Top Shorts
Los Angeles
Best Supporting Actor - Pablo Escamilla (Winner)
Blown Away (Enchufados)
Creation International Film Festival
Ottawa
Best Comedy (Winner) and Best Supporting Actor - Roberto Millán (Winner) (February 2018)
Blown Away (Enchufados)
Festigious
Los Angeles
Best Ensemble (Official Selection)
Blown Away (Enchufados)
Los Angeles Film Awards
Los Angeles
Honorable Mention: Ensemble (Winner)
Blown Away (Enchufados)
New York Film Awards
New York
Best Duo - Paco Arévalo and Secun de la Rosa (Winner), Best Supporting Actor - Roberto Millán (Nominated)
Blown Away (Enchufados)
Actors Awards
Los Angeles
Best Comedy (Winner)
Blown Away (Enchufados)
Alternative Film Festival
Toronto
Honorable Mention: Women's Film
Maybe Someday
Virgin Spring Cinefest
Kolkata
Official Selection
Maybe Someday
Aab International Film Festival
Moga
Official Selection
Maybe Someday
Festival for Drama and Family
Toronto
Best Actress (Amelia Rius) (Winner), Best Narrative Film (Official Selection), Best Trailer (Official Selection)
Maybe Someday
Barcelona Planet Film Festival
Barcelona
Official selection
Blown Away (Enchufados)
Mindie - Miami Independent Film Festival
Miami
Official selection
Maybe Someday
Fesancor
Santiago de Chile
Official selection
Maybe Someday
Visualízame
Jaén
Official selection
Maybe Someday
FIC - ESMI
Buenos Aires
Official selection
Maybe Someday
Muestra de Cortometrajes Aragoneses
Zaragoza
Honorable Mention
DMUS
Berlin Flash Film Festival
Berlin
Official selection
DMUS
Mindie - Miami Independent Film Festival
Miami
Honorable Mentions: Best Indie Filmmaker (Sadie Duarte) and Best Original Score (J. Calderón)
DMUS
Global Film Festival Awards
Los Angeles
Best Director, Best Music and Best Actress (Tiffany Daniels) (Official Selection)
DMUS
Top Indie FIlm Awards
Los Angeles
Official Selection
DMUS
Rome Elephant Film Awards
Rome
Best Musical Short Film (Winner) and Special Mention: Original Music (J. Calderón) (Winner)
DMUS
Five Continents International Film Festival
Anzoategui
Best Indie Filmmaker (Sadie Duarte) (Winner) and Best Score (Jesús Calderón) (Winner)
DMUS
Top Shorts
Los Angeles
Best Musical (Winner) (February 2018)
DMUS
Oniros Film Awards
Aosta
Best Score (Jesús Calderón) (Winner) - February 2018
DMUS
Festigious
Los Angeles
Best Supporting Actress (Tiffany Daniels) - Winner. Best Original Score (Jesus Calderón) - Winner
DMUS
Melbourne City International Film Awards
Melbourne
Best Woman Director (Winner) (December Session 2017)
DMUS
European Cinematography Awards
Warsaw
Official selection
DMUS
MedFF
Syracuse, Sicily
Official selection (Semi-finalist)
DMUS
Los Angeles CineFest
Los Angeles
(Winner) Best Ensemble and Best Supporting Actress (Bahia Gold) - November 2017
DMUS
Actors Awards
Los Angeles
Best Ensemble (Honorable Mention)
DMUS
Los Angeles Film Awards (November 2017)
Los Angeles
Best Woman Filmmaker (Winner)
DMUS
Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival (October 2017)
Los Angeles
Best Ensemble (Winner), Best Comedy (Honorable Mention), Best Original Song (Finalist)
Blown Away (Enchufados)
Oniros Film Awards
Aosta
Best Music (Winner), Best Drama (Finalist)
DMUS
ALTFF (Fall 2017)
Toronto
Gender
Female
Eye Color
Hazel
Zodiac Sign
Aries
"I'm a soul of fire"
"I only believe in the School of Life"
"I'm just a miller of dreams"
Stand up and fight for your dreams.