Produced, written, directed, filmed, and edited by Sarah Abbott (unless otherwise noted)
Engaging Media and Indigenous Youth
Documentary, HD, colour, stereo, 12:40, 2014
Cinematographer/Editor: Matt Yim
This Time Last Winter: The Making Of
Documentary, HD, colour, stereo, 13:30, 2013
Cinematographer: Mathew Howard
Editor: Matt Yim
In the Minds of All Beings: Tsogyal Latso of Tibet
Documentary, HD, colour, stereo, 21:00, 2011
Producer: Jnanasukha (www.jnanasukha.org)
— Filmed on location in Central Tibet
Pam & Bryan’s Denman Garden
Experimental, Super 8, separate sound, 3:00, 2010
This Time Last Winter
Drama, Red One Camera, colour, 5.1/stereo, 25:00, 2010
Award: Best Actress, Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival, 2010 (Danna Henderson)
Broadcast: Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) (2013–)
Producer & Co-writer: Sarah Abbott
Director & Co-writer: Ann Verrall
Cinematography: Mark Dobrescu, CSC
Editor: Jackie Dzuba
Music: Ramses Calderon, Marshall Burns, Rah Rah
Principle Cast: Danna Henderson, Ian Brodland, Cheryl Jack, Erroll Kinistino
Out In The Cold
Drama, Super 16mm production/ HD exhibition, colour, 5.1 / stereo, 30:00, 2008
Awards: Mayor’s Arts & Business Award for Innovation, City of Regina, 2009; Best Special Effects,
University of Toronto Film Festival, 2010; Honourable Mention, Fiction Short, University Film and Video Association, 2013
Nominations: Saskatchewan Motion Picture Industry Association Showcase Awards (SMPIA), 2009 – Editing, (Sarah Abbott), Performance – Male Lead x 2, Original Score, Post-Production Special Effects; Best Live Action Short, American Indian Film Festival, 2008.
Broadcast: Saskatchewan Communications Network (SCN) (2011)
Producer & Editor: Sarah Abbott.
Director: Colleen Murphy. Writer: Cheryl Jack.
Cinematography: Ivan Gekoff, CSC. Cast: Gordon Tootoosis, Erroll Kinistino, Mathew Strongeagle
Tide Marks digital video, colour, stereo, 97:00, 2004
• Shot on location in Cape Town, South Africa
Patching digital video, colour, stereo, 21:00, 2002
knee level digital video, colour, stereo, 7:00, 2002
In collaboration with Tanya Boggs
- One camera placement, shot over three days with elaborate continuity planning.
here mixed media, digital video, colour, stereo, 2002
12 minutes single channel; looped multiple screen installation
My Heart The Prophet and My Heart The Lunchbox
digital video, colour, stereo, 1.45 each, 2001. In collaboration with Jeremy Drummond.
looking back to see digital video, colour, stereo, 19:30, 2001
rug digital video, colour, stereo, 18:30, 2000
The Light in our Lizard Bellies 16mm, B&W, mono optical, 8:00, 1999
Award: Honourable Mention, Ann Arbor Film Festival, 2000
- Selected for Experimental Works for Educational Environments, DVD compilation published by
the Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre. 2005 Toronto.
- Selected for Independent Short Film in Canada 1967 – 2002, Canadian Filmmakers Distribution
Centre’s 35th Anniversary Tour
- Selected for Special Edition Compilation DVD published by The Journal of Film and Video.
University Film and Video Association. Volume 54, number 1. 2001. (juried selection)
Dance film with choreography, performance and sound design by Susanna Hood
Hand processed by Sarah Abbott
Why I Hate Bees 16mm, colour, mono optical, 4:00, 1997
Awards: Best Canadian Lesbian Short, Inside Out, Toronto, 1998; Grand Prize – Cabbagetown Film Festival, Toronto, 1999; Honourable Mention, Ann Arbor Film Festival, 2000
Broadcast: Canadian Broadcast Corporation (CBC) (1999-2000); The Knowledge Network, Vancouver (2000); Showcase Television, Canada (2002); Pride Vision, Toronto (2002); WYBE-TV, New York (2002); Independent Film Channel (2003)
Froglight 16mm, B&W, mono optical, 3:30, 1997
Award: Honourable Mention, Ann Arbor Film Festival, 2000
Broadcast: Women’s Television Network (WTN) (1998–)
- Hand processed by Sarah Abbott
my withered tomato friend 16mm, colour, mono optical, 9:00, 1991
In collaboration with Michelle Harrison.
Award: “One Star,” Canadian International Film Festival, 1992
Abbott, S. (forthcoming). Filming with Nonhumans. In Vannini, P. (Ed.), Handbook of ethnographic research. London: Routledge.
Vannini, P. & Abbott, S. (forthcoming). Academics writing for a broader public audience. In Leavy, P. (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Methods for Public Scholarship (pp. 603-622). New York: Oxford University Press.
Abbott, S. & Vannini, P. (2019). After the fine cut: Disseminating video-based research. In Kleinknecht, S., van den Scott, L., and Sanders, C. (Eds.), The Craft of Qualitative Research: A Handbook (pp. 358–364). Toronto: Canadian Scholars’ Press.
Vannini, P. & Abbott, S. (2018). Going public: The reach and impact of ethnographic research. In Leavy, P. (Ed.), Handbook of arts-based research (pp. 689-704). New York: Guilford Press.
NON PEER REVIEWED
Abbott, S. (2007, November). The last fish. At the MacKenzie. MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina.
Abbott, S. (2006, November). Heading south (vers le sud). Briarpatch Magazine, 35(7) [film review]
Abbott, S. & Wihak, M. (2003, March 15). Lives lived: Thomas David Berner. The Globe and Mail.
Abbott, S. (2003, May) Some physiological effects of film and digital video making.” Liaison of Independent Filmmakers Toronto newsletter, 23(2).
Abbott, S. (2003). Notes for The Light in our Lizard Bellies. The Journal of Film and Video, 54(1). University Film and Video Association. [Special Edition Compilation DVD]
Abbott, S. (2001). Ear Stones. In Sandlos, K. & Hoolboom, M. (eds) Landscape with shipwreck: First person cinema and the films of Philip Hoffman. Toronto: Images Festival and Insomniac Press.
Abbott, S. (2001). Untitled article on how to cut your film negative. In Hill, H. (ed) Recipes for disaster: A handcrafted film cookbooklet. Louisiana: Helen Hill.
Abbott, S. (1997, June). Give the people what they want. Liaison of Independent Filmmakers Toronto Newsletter, 17(3). [Inside Out Lesbian & Gay Film Festival review]
Abbott, S. (1996, June). So, are your parents coming? Liaison of Independent Filmmakers Toronto Newsletter, 16(3). [Images Film & Video Festival review]