Sacha Polak (1982) is an award winning director and scriptwriter. Her graduation film TEER (2006) screened at many international film festivals. HEAVEN (HEMEL, 2011), her first feature length film, received raving reviews both in her home country the Netherlands and internationally. HEAVEN got selected for the Berlinale, FORUM 2012, and won the International Federation of Film Critics Award (FIPRESCI Award).
Two years later she finishes her first documentary, NEW BOOBS (2013), a personal document in which Sacha explores the choices she has to make as a carrier of the BRCA1 gene. Again, her work gets selected for several festivals.
Her second feature film ZURICH premieres at Berlinale 2015 and wins another award: this time the International Confederation of Art Cinema Award (C.I.C.E.A award), which is the jury award for Best Film of in the FORUM competition.
Currently Sacha is working on two international projects, the TV series AVRUPA and her third feature film JADE, set in London.