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Sage Wells


Sage is a former teacher and playwright from a small farming community in the Central Valley of California. She spent a year researching indigenous arts and culture in Indonesia while at UC Santa Barbara, studied playwriting at Emerson College, and earned an MFA in screenwriting from The American Film Institute. She is an Academy Nicholl Fellowship semi-finalist, and her directorial debut, the pandemic short film, HELPER, is currently making the festival rounds. She works on set as a studio teacher for children in entertainment, and lives and writes in the mountains of Los Angeles with her husband and two young sons.

Honors & Awards

Official Selection, Dances With Films - HELPER - 2021

Quarter-Finalist, Academy Nichol Fellowship - LULLABY - 2019

Semi-Finalist, Academy Nicholl Fellowship - LULLABY - 2018



Sage Wells


(Drama Feature) 

A recovering heroin addict returns home to substitute teach at her old high school and learns that the baby she gave up for adoption fourteen years ago attends the same school.


(Horror Feature)

A troubled teen, sent to an all-girls wilderness therapy camp in Utah, must fight for survival when a mysterious female creature appears to be stalking and hunting them.


(Drama One Hour Episodic)

Teenage best friends, Kent, a closeted gay man, and Frankie, a bisexual woman, enter a mixed-orientation “lavender” marriage in 1970, Los Angeles and struggle to stay together for the next 45 years. 

Character-driven, Female-centric, BIPOC-centric, Thriller, Horror, Historical/Alternative History, Coming-of-Age, Naturalistic



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