Quirky, weird, unique, super crazy and passionate about filmmaking. Director of currently nineteen short films and reaching for flirty thirty. Being selected in over 100+ official film festivals, winner of twenty-four awards on films that have a special “Sagmeister” touch. Films that include HAM JAM (official selection at the Long Island International Film Expo), CALLMEISTER (official selection at the San Francisco’s Frozen Film Festival), HIS GOOD WIFE (nineteen official selections), SELFIES FEVER (fifteen official selections), CHRISTMAS SHIT (San Francisco Another Hole in the Head film festival), ADDICTION, BI ME, SUGARBUG, I HEART DOLORES, LOVES ME LOVES ME NOT, GOOD FOR ONE FREE HUG, LOST TRACK, MY GIFT, SANTA GIRL, and THE TALE OF HIDE & SHRIEK.
Sage studied filmmaking at the College of San Mateo, his instructor was Jay Rosenblatt. Learned about cinematography and editing but after film production class he decided to become a self-taught filmmaker (Stanley Kubrick and Richard Linklater) and found it far much more fulfilling. Reading library books on films, history, produced screenplays, and appreciation from college libraries such as UC Berkeley and San Francisco State University, and becoming a San Francisco freelancer of photography and videography of weddings, special events, indie music videos, documentaries, narratives, live performances, and so on. Still insists he is still learning his craft and being a know it all is “boring.”
Always entertaining and searching for truth and originality as possible, focusing on female-centered stories (and feels strongly we don’t have enough it).
HAM JAM, SUGARBUG, HIS GOOD WIFE, LOST TRACK, SELFIES FEVER, CALLMEISTER, ADDICTION, CHRISTMAS SHIT, BI ME, and GOOD FOR ONE FREE HUG are all distributed at www.xerb.tv!
Official Selection
Sugarbug
Kids First! Film Festival
2019
Official Selection
Ham Jam
LaFF-VIN Laughter Film Festival Vincennes, IN
Vincennes
2019
Official Selection
Ham Jam
Kids First! Film Festival
2019
Official Selection
Callmeister
Sunny Side Up Film Festival
Oklahoma
2019
Official Selection
Selfies Fever
Monarch Film Festival
Pacific Grove
2019
Official Selection
I Heart Dolores
Kids First! Film Festival
2019
Official Selection
Good For One Free Hug
Joy House Film Festival
Sydney
2018
Nominated "Children section"
Good For One Free Hug
Short to the Point International Film Festival
Bucharest
2018
Official Selection
Good For One Free Hug
The $2 Dollar Festival
New Jersey
2018
Nominated Best Music Video
Good For One Free Hug
Birmingham Film Festival
2018
Official Selection
Good For One Free Hug
Kids First! Film Festival
2018
Official Selection
Good For One Free Hug
The MY HERO International Short Film Festival
2018
Official Selection
Lost Track
Caldas Film Festival
2018
Official Selection
Lost Track
Other Venice Film Festival
Veince Beach, CA
2018
Best Music Video - Finalist
Lost Track
Global Film Festival Awards
Los Angeles
2018
Best Music Video (Platinum Award)
Lost Track
Firefly Film Competition
Los Angeles
2018
Best Romantic Comedy Award
His Good Wife
New York Film Awards
New York, New York
2018
Official Selection
Sugarbug
Caldas Film Festival
Best Actress Award
Christmas Shit
Alternative Film Festival
Award: Best Dark Comedy
Christmas Shit
New York Film Awards
Official Selection
Christmas Shit
Los Angeles Film Awards
Los Angeles
Official Selection
Christmas Shit
Florence Film Awards
Best Short Comedy Gold Award and Best Actress Bronze Award
Christmas Shit
Los Angeles Motion Picture Festival
Los Angeles, California
Official Selection
Sugarbug
Los Angeles Film Awards
Official Selection
Bi Me
Festigious Film Festival
Official Selection
Bi Me
Top Shorts Film Festival
Nominations: Best Actress Paige Laree Poucel & Best Writing Michelle Lewis
Ham Jam
Top Indie Film Awards
Official Selection
Ham Jam
San Diego International Kids Film Festival
San Diego
Semi-Finalist
Christmas Shit
Hyperwave Film Awards
Official Selection
Ham Jam
Long Island International Film Expo
Long Island
Official Selection
Ham Jam
Independent Shorts Awards
Burbank
Honorable Mention Award - Best Comedy Short
Christmas Shit
Independent Shorts Awards
Official Selection
Ham Jam
Caldas Film Festival
Honorable Mention Award - Best Microfilm
Ham Jam
Top Shorts Online Film Festival
Official Selection
Callmeister
Wirksworth 3 Minute Film Festival
Official Selection
Callmeister
San Francisco Frozen Film Festival
San Francisco
Official Selection
Christmas Shit
IndieX Film Fest
Official Selection
Callmeister
Indie Short Fest
Finalist
Callmeister
Oniros Film Awards
Silver Award: Best Microfilm
Callmeister
Independent Shorts Awards
Los Angeles
Official Selection
Callmeister
Caldas Film Festival
Best Microfilm Award
Callmeister
New York Film Awards
Best Comedy/Best Actress Paige Laree Poucel
Callmeister
West Coast International Film Festival
Official Selection
Callmeister
Los Angeles Film Awards
Los Angeles
Merit Award
Selfies Fever
Canada Shorts Film Festival
Nominations: Best Original Idea, Best Editing, and Best Experimental Short
Selfies Fever
Top Indie Film Awards
Official Selection
Selfies Fever
Indie Short Fest
Official Selection
Selfies Fever
Wirksworth 3 Minute Film Festival
Official Selection
Selfies Fever
Other Venice Film Festival
Official Selection
Christmas Shit
Wirksworth 3 Minute Film Festival
Gold Award - Best Actress Sara Swain & Gold Award - Best Short Comedy
Selfies Fever
Los Angeles Motion Picture Festival
Platinum Award
Selfies Fever
Hollywood Film Competition
Finalist
Selfies Fever
Florence Film Awards
Best Experimental Award
Selfies Fever
Alternative Film Festival
Official Selection
Selfies Fever
Kids First! Film Festival
Official Selection
Selfies Fever
Buenos Aires International Film Festival
Best Experimental Film award
Selfies Fever
Olympus Film Festival
Finalists - Best Silent Film & Best Experimental Film
Selfies Fever
Oniros Film Awards
Best Experimental Short Film award
Selfies Fever
Global Film Festival Awards
Official Selection
Selfies Fever
Independent Shorts Awards
Official Selection
Christmas Shit
Another Hole in the Head Film Festival
San Francisco
Official Selection
I Heart Dolores
Wirksworth 3 Minute Film Festival
Official Selection
Loves Me, Loves Me Not
New York Film Awards
Best Inspirational Short Film
Good For One Free Hug
Global Film Festival Awards
Los Angeles
Official Selection
Good For One Free Hug
Alternative Film Festival
Official Selection
Addiction
IndieX Film Fest
Official Selection
Addiction
Kids First! Film Festival
Official Selection
Addiction
Indie Short Fest
Awards of Commendation
Lost Track
Canada Shorts Film Festival
Official Selection
Addiction
Wirksworth 3 Minute Film Festival
Nominated Best Actress Award Natalie Mangiante
Addiction
Alternative Film Festival
Official Selection
Lost Track
Alternative Film Festival
Winner: Best Horror Short Film and Best Actress
The Tale of Hide and Shriek
Los Angeles Motion Picture Festival
Official Selection
The Tale of Hide and Shriek
Hollywood Blood Horror Festival
Semi-Finalist
Lost Track
Los Angeles CineFest
Los Angeles
Best Supporting Actor Short Drama Rachel Cheng
His Good Wife
Best Actors Film Festival
San Francisco
Official Selection
His Good Wife
The World's Indpendent Film Festival
San Francisco
Official Selection
His Good Wife
Indie Short Fest
Honorable Mention: Duo Award
His Good Wife
Actors Awards
Official Selection
His Good Wife
Jelly Film Fest
Honorable Mention Award: Best Comedy
His Good Wife
Festigious International Film Festival
Los Angeles
Best Short Film (Silver Award)
His Good Wife
NYC Indie Film Awards
Finalist
His Good Wife
Changing Face International Film Festival
Selection
His Good Wife
Cosmic Film Festival
Orlando
Best Romantic Comedy
His Good Wife
Los Angeles Film Awards
Official Selection
His Good Wife
Melbourne City Independent Film Awards
Melbourne
Winner Best Romantic Comedy
His Good Wife
Top Shorts Online Film Festival
Official Selection
The Tale of Hide and Shriek
Creepy Tree Film Festival
Short Film "Comedy" - Finalist
His Good Wife
Alternate Film Festival
Honorable Mention Dark Comedy Film Award
His Good Wife
Oniros Film Awards
La Thuile
Best Romantic Comedy Short Film and Nominated Best Actress Rachel Cheng
His Good Wife
Global Film Festival Awards
Award of Merit
His Good Wife
Canada Shorts Film Festival
College
College of San Mateo
Film
High School
Terra Nova High School
Drama
Nickname
SD
Birth City
Torrance
Current City
South San Francisco
Hometown
San Francisco
Height
5'7"
Gender
Male
Ethnicity
Caucasian
Eye Color
Hazel
Zodiac Sign
Libra
When Drake was four years old, he held up a small block of wood and pretended it was a camera. His first taste in photography.
"Find what you want to do and then do it because in the end it will all worth it." - My father.