I don't take pictures. I capture moments.
Quirky, weird, unique, super crazy and passionate about filmmaking. Director of thirty experimental short films from documentaries to narratives. Being selected in over 200+ official film festivals, winner of fifty-three awards on films that have a special “Sagmeister” touch. Films that include OUR SHOT (official selection Garden State Film Festival), CALLMEISTER (official selection San Francisco Frozen Film Festival), CHRISTIMAS SHIT (official selection Another Hole In The Head Film Festival) and ABOUT MADDY (official selection Long Island International Film Expo ).
Sage studied filmmaking at the College of San Mateo. His instructor was Jay Rosenblatt. A San Francisco freelancer of photography and videography of weddings, special events, indie music videos, documentaries, narratives, live performances, etc.
Always entertaining and searching for truth and originality as possible, focusing on female-centered stories (and feels strongly we don’t have enough it).
Official Selection
I Heart Dolores
Kids First! Film Festival
2019
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
Good For One Free Hug
The MY HERO International Short Film Festival
2018
Nominated Best Music Video
Good For One Free Hug
Birmingham Film Festival
2018
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
Official Selection
Good For One Free Hug
Kids First! 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
The Fate of a Bird
Cosmic Film Festival
Best Thriller Short
The Fate of a Bird
Open Window Film Challenge
Awards: Best Supporting Actress, Best Actress, and Best Director of an Experimental Film
The Fate of a Bird
Best Actor and Director Awards
Nominated: Best Experimental Film North America
The Fate of a Bird
Alternative Film Festival
Official Selection
The Fate of a Bird
Other Venice Film Festival
Official Selection
The Fate of a Bird
Monthly Indie Shorts
Awards: Best Producer and Best Animated
The Fate of a Bird
Hollywood Blood Horror Festival
Best Experimental Short
Our Last Time Together
Open Window International Film Challenge
Best Short Film
Our Last Time Together
Cosmic Film Festival
Honorable Mention Award
Our Last Time Together
Paris Film Awards
Best Child Actress award and Best Young Actress award
Our Last Time Together
Best Actor & Director Awards
Best Young Actress
Our Last Time Together
Monthly Indie Shorts
Official Selection
Our Last Time Together
Blackboard International Film Festival
Official Selection
Our Last Time Together
Kids First! Film Festival
Award "Five Minute Film - Films under the duration of 5 Minutes"
Our Last Time Together
Bright International Film Festival
Best Cast Award
Our Last Time Together
Alternative Film Festival
Finalist
Our Last Time Together
Micromania Film Fest
Awards: Best Young Actress McKenna Rose and Best Producer Angelita Bushey
Our Last Time Together
Hollywood Blood Horror Festival
Nominated
Unbalanced Universe
UK Motion Picture Festival
Semi-Finalist
Unbalanced Universe
Cosmic Film Festival
Best Experimental Film North America
Unbalanced Universe
Alternative Film Festival
Awards: Best Producer and Best Comedy.
Unbalanced Universe
Hollywood Blood Horror Festival
Official Selection
Unbalanced Universe
Monthly Indie Shorts
Best Experimental Film
Being Me (Or Close To It)
UK Motion Picture Festival
Finalist: Best Short Film 1-10 Minutes
Being Me (Or Close To It)
Cosmic Film Festival
Winner: Best Young Actress Quincy Saadeh
Being Me (Or Close To It)
Los Angeles Motion Picture Festival
Official Selection
Being Me (Or Close To It)
Kids First! Film Festival
Best Producer and Best Documentary
Being Me (Or Close To It)
Hollywood Blood Horror Festival
Official Selection
Being Me (Or Close To It)
Blackboard International Film Festival
Nominated
Alone
UK Motion Picture Festival
Honorable Mention Award
Alone
Independent Shorts Awards
Official Selection
Alone
Cosmic Film Festival
Silver Award Best Voice Over Performance
Alone
Best Actor Award New York
Official Selection
Alone
Bright International Film Festival
Semi-Finalist (nominated Best Experimental Film)
Alone
Alternative Film Festival
Best Monologues and Poetry
Alone
Los Angeles Motion Picture Festival
Semi-Finalist
Alone
Dumbo Film Festival
Official Selection
Alone
IndieX Film Fest
Finalist
Alone
Prague International Monthly Film Festival
Semi-Finalist
Alone
Phoenix Shorts International Film Festival
Finalist
Alone
Beyond the Curve International Film Festival
Official Selection
Alone
Monthly Indie Shorts
Finalist: Best Experimental
Alone
Kosice International Monthly Film Festival
Best Youth Actress Quincy Saadeh
Alone
Hollywood Blood Horror Festival
Winner: Best Duo Venee Lotusfire Call-Ferrer & Natalie Mangiante
What About My Bag?
Best Actor Award
Finalist
What About My Bag?
Independent Shorts Awards
Semi-Finalist
What About My Bag?
IndieX Film Fest
Finalist for Best Short Dark Comedy and winner for Best Duo.
What About My Bag?
Hollywood Blood Horror Festival
Official Selection
What About My Bag?
Indies Shorts Film Festival
Official Selection
What About My Bag?
Kids First! Film Festival
Official Selection
My World Turned Black
UK Motion Picture Festival
Semi-Finalist
My World Turned Black
Indie Short Fest
Official Selection
My World Turned Black
IndieX Film Fest
Best Documentary Award
My World Turned Black
Hollywood Blood Horror Festival
Official Selection
My World Turned Black
Monthly Indie Shorts
Nominated Best Original Story
My World Turned Black
Indies Shorts Film Festival
Official Selection
Our Shot
San Francisco Indie Short Festival
Semi-Finalist
Our Shot
Changing Face International Film Festival
Finalist
Our Shot
Madrid Film Awards
Best Family/Faith Film and Best Voiceover
Our Shot
Los Angeles Motion Picture Festival
Best Documentary
Our Shot
Hollywood Blood Horror Festival
Best Voice Over Performance
Our Shot
Best Actors Awards - New York
Best Inspirational Short
Our Shot
Indie Shorts Film Festival
Best Documentary
Our Shot
UK Motion Picture Festival UK Motion Picture Festival
Documentary Short
Our Shot
Madras Independent Film Festival
Best Covid19 Film
Our Shot
Toronto Independent Film Festival of Cift Toronto Independent Film Festival of Cift
Finalist
Our Shot
New York Film Awards
Finalist
Our Shot
Kosice International Monthly Film Festival
Finalist
Our Shot
Beyond The Curve International Film Festival
Official Selection
Our Shot
Montly Indie Shorts
Official Selection
Our Shot
Montreal Independent Film Festival
Official Selection
Our Shot
Phoenix Short Film Festival
Official Selection
Our Shot
Micromania Film Festival
Official Selection
Our Shot
Garden State Film Festival
Best Diversity film
Our Shot
Joy House Film Festival
Official Selection
Our Shot
Lighthouse International Film Festival
Semi-Finalist
Our Shot
Cosmic Film Festival
Official Selection
Our Shot
Long Island International Film Expo
Honorable Mention
Our Shot
The Macoproject Film Festival
Semi-Finalist
Our Shot
Changing Face International Film Festival
Winners: Best Narrator (Rachel Amanda Bryant), Best Experimental Film, Festival Directors Choice Award Best Documentary, Festival Directors Choice Award Best Inspirational Film
Our Shot
Sunny Side Up Film Festival
finalist
Our Shot
Madrid Film Awards
Official Selection
Our Shot
Garden State Film Festival
Official Selection
Our Shot
Chicago Indie Film Awards
Finalist
Our Shot
Beyond the Curve Intenational Film Festival
Official Selection
Our Shot
Kalakari Film Festival
Official Selection
Our Shot
Phoenix Monthly Short Film Festival
Official Selection
Our Shot
Venice Shorts
Official Selection
Our Shot
Kosice International Monthly Film Festival
Finalist
Our Shot
Micromania Film Fest
Gold Winner - Best Voice Over Performance
Our Shot
Best Actor Award New York
Best Covid19 Film
Our Shot
Cyrus International Festival of Toronto
Winner Documentary Short
Our Shot
Mandras Independent Film Festival
Best Documentary Short
Our Shot
UK Motion Picture Festival
Official Selection
Our Shot
Montreal Independent Film Festival
Best Inspirational Short Film
Our Shot
Indie Shorts Film Festival
Official Selection
Our Shot
Kids First! Film Festival
Finalist for Best Picture and Best Inspirational Film
Our Shot
New York Film Awards
Best Documentary
Our Shot
Hollywood Blood Horror Festival
Official Selection
Our Shot
Monthly Indie Shorts
Best Family/Faith Award (Gold) and Best Voice Over (Silver)
Our Shot
Los Angeles Motion Picture Festival
Official Selection
Covid-19 & Me
Independence Shorts Awards
Nominated for "Best Microfilm" and "Best Web & New Media"
Covid-19 & Me
IndieX Film Fest
Semi-Finalist
Covid-19 & Me
Indie Short Fest
Best Actress (Silver) and Best Micro Movie (Bronze)
Covid-19 & Me
Los Angeles Motion Picture Festival
Official Selection
Covid-19 & Me
Venice Shorts Awards
Best Action/Adventure Short
Covid-19 & Me
Hollywood Blood Horror Festival
Official Selection
American Supermarket
Kids First! Film Festival
Semi-Finalist
American Supermarket
Alternative Film Festival
Official Selection
American Supermarket
Toronto Short Film Channel
Official Selection
American Supermarket
Micromania Film Fest
Official Selection
American Supermarket
Dumbo Film Festival
Official Selection
American Supermarket
Venice Film Awards
Official Selection
American Supermarket
Indie Shorts Fest
Official Selection
American Supermarket
Montreal International Indie Short Film Awards
Silver Award: Best Micro Movie
American Supermarket
Los Angeles Motion Picture Festival
Los Angeles
Finalist
About Maddy
Jelly Film Fest
Los Angeles
Official Selection
About Maddy
Super Duper Diversity Film Festival
Official Selection
About Maddy
Indie Shorts Film Festival
Official Selection
About Maddy
Madrid Film Awards
Finalist
About Maddy
Independent Short Awards
Official Selection
About Maddy
Long Island International Film Expo
Official Selection
About Maddy
Monthly Indie Shorts
Official Selection
About Maddy
Kids First! Film Festival
Semi-Finalist "Best Experimental Film"
About Maddy
Couch Film Festival
Official Selection
About Maddy
IndieXfilmfest
Semi-Finalist "Best Cast"
About Maddy
Alternative Film Festival
Semi-Finalist
About Maddy
Dumbo Film Festival
Best Experimental Film
About Maddy
New York Film Awards
Semi-Finalist
About Maddy
Los Angeles Film Awards
Official Selection
About Maddy
Indie Short Fest
Awards: Best Actress Heather Young & Best Supporting Actress Madison Perniz
About Maddy
Hollywood Blood Horror Film Festival
Nominated for Best Actress Natalie Mangiante and winner for Best Original Story
Dying & Trying
Indies Shorts Film Festival
Official Selection
Dying & Trying
Monthly Indie Shorts
Best Short Film Diamond Award
Dying & Trying
LA Shorts Awards
Official Selection
Dying & Trying
Caldas Film Festival
Awards: Grand Jury Award (Gold) Actress Natalie Mangiante and Grand Jury Award (Silver) Best Drama.
Dying & Trying
Los Angeles Motion Picture Festival
Finalist
Dying & Trying
Independence Shorts Awards
Official Selection
Dying & Trying
IndieX Film Fest
Best Actress - Natalie Mangiante
Dying & Trying
Alternative Film Festival
Best Young/Child Actress McKenna Rose
Dying & Trying
Hollywood Blood Horror Festival
Finalist
Dying & Trying
Florence Film Awards
Official Selection
Dying & Trying
Indie Short Fest
Official Selection
The Tale of Hide and Shriek
Caldas Film Festival
Official Selection
The Tale of Hide and Shriek
International Cultural Artifact Film Festival
Semi-Finalist
The Tale of Hide and Shriek
Alternative Film Festival
Finalist
The Tale of Hide and Shriek
Creepy Tree Film Festival
Official Selection
The Tale of Hide and Shriek
Hollywood Blood Horror Festival
Winner: Best Horror Short Film and Best Actress
The Tale of Hide and Shriek
Los Angeles Motion Picture Festival
Nominated Best Actress Award Natalie Mangiante
Addiction
Alternative Film Festival
Official Selection
Addiction
Wirksworth 3 Minute Film Festival
Official Selection
Addiction
Indie Short Fest
Official Selection
Addiction
Kids First! Film Festival
Official Selection
Addiction
IndieX Film Fest
Official Selection
Loves Me, Loves Me Not
New York Film Awards
Official Selection
I Heart Dolores
Wirksworth 3 Minute Film Festival
Official Selection
Christmas Shit
Long Island International Film Expo
Nominated Best Comedy
Christmas Shit
Sunny Up Film Festival
Miami, Oklahoma
Official Selection
Christmas Shit
Another Hole in the Head Film Festival
San Francisco
Official Selection
Christmas Shit
Wirksworth 3 Minute Film Festival
Official Selection
Christmas Shit
IndieX Film Fest
Honorable Mention Award - Best Comedy Short
Christmas Shit
Independent Shorts Awards
Semi-Finalist
Christmas Shit
Hyperwave Film Awards
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
Best Actress Award
Christmas Shit
Alternative Film Festival
Award: Best Dark Comedy
Christmas Shit
New York Film Awards
Semi-Finalist
Christmas Shit
Los Angeles Film Awards
Los Angeles
Official Selection
Sugarbug
Los Angeles International Children's Film Festival
Official Selection
Sugarbug
Caldas Film Festival
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
Official Selection
Ham Jam
Long Island International Film Expo
Long Island
Official Selection
Ham Jam
Independent Shorts Awards
Burbank
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
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
Official Selection
Selfies Fever
International Cultural Artifact Film Festival
Official Selection
Selfies Fever
Bay Area Shorts Film Festival
San Francisco
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
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
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
Awards of Commendation
Lost Track
Canada Shorts Film Festival
Official Selection
Lost Track
Alternative Film 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
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
Sagey
Birth City
Torrance
Current City
South San Francisco
Hometown
San Francisco
Height
5'7"
Gender
Male
Ethnicity
Caucasian
Eye Color
Hazel
Zodiac Sign
Libra
During summer vacation while still in high school, he worked at a cannery sorting corn from a belt shift and bought his first camcorder.
"Find what you want to do and then do it because in the end it will all worth it." - My father.
I don't take pictures. I capture moments.