Writer/director Dawna Sirard enjoyed early success, with her first film, Neshomeleh garnering several awards, including First Place at the Northampton Independent Film Festival. Continuing her film career, Dawna completed a series of short films for a Connecticut nonprofit, including Follow the Fifty the Kickoff, a short that gained national attention for the American Heart Association as an inspiring and motivational film about heart disease in women. Another short, Champions of the Human Spirit, captured the attention of a local community through engaging and inspirational stories of self-sacrifice.
Sirard went on to work as a Field Producer for a media company, coordinating and scheduling between 60-80 national shoots per month. She also participated in all in-house production, working as an assistant director.
Dawna received an AS from Three Rivers Community College, a BA in Film from Smith College, a certificate in film production from the Maine Media Workshops and is currently completing an MFA in Digital Cinema from National University.
She is currently developing her thesis film, A Hand to One with a tentative production date set for late of 2018.
Name: Dawna Sirard
Lives in: Boston, Massachusetts
Occupation: Director and Screenwriter
Film (Short and Comedy) Director When an uptight, perfectionist fails to convince his neighbor to agree to cut down a shared tree, he devises a secret plan to do it anyway. LIttle does he realize, his neighbor has a secret plan of his own.
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National University (La Jolla, CA)
Smith College (Northampton, MA)