Sarah Polley received an Academy Award, Critics’ Choice Award and Writer’s Guild of America award for her work on WOMEN TALKING, which she wrote and directed based on the novel by Miriam Toews. Polley also received an Oscar nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay for her first film as director- AWAY FROM HER, based on the short story “The Bear Came Over the Mountain” by Alice Munro. Her next film TAKE THIS WALTZ starred Michelle Williams, Seth Rogen, and Sarah Silverman. STORIES WE TELL, her documentary which examines secrets and memory in her own family, won Best Documentary Film awards from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, National Board of Review, and the New York Film Critics Circle, as well as a Writer’s Guild of America award for its screenplay. Polley executive produced and wrote the Netflix limited series Alias, Grace, which she adapted from Margaret Atwood’s novel. As an actor, Polley starred in a wide variety of films including Atom Egoyan’s The Sweet Hereafter (Best Supporting Actress award from the Boston Society of Film Critics), Doug Liman’s Go (Independent Spirit Award nomination), Zack Snyder’s Dawn of the Dead, Jaco Van Dormael’s Mr. Nobody opposite Jared Leto, Kathryn Bigelow’s The Weight of Water opposite Ciaran Hinds, David Cronenberg’s Existenz, Isabel Coixet’s The Secret Life of Words and My Life Without Me (Canadian Screen Award, Best Actress), Audrey Wells’ Guinevere, Wim Wenders’ Don’t Come Knocking, Michael Winterbottom’s The Claim, and Terry Gilliam’s The Adventures of Baron Munchausen. In 2022, Polley released RUN TOWARDS THE DANGER: CONFRONTATIONS WITH A BODY OF MEMORY, an autobiographical collection of essays detailing her relationship with her body and how her memory of past and present experiences has contributed to her evolving understanding of self.