adjective: lively, bold, full of spirit; a little bit cheeky.
Sassy Mohen's innovative and bold, confident style is full of spirit and has emerged as a pioneer in the genre of female-driven comedy. She has written, directed, produced and edited multiple award-winning FILMS, TV PILOTS, MUSIC VIDEOS, COMMERCIALS, SPECS and WEBSERIES.
In August of 2006, Sassy Mohen began pre-production on her first independent feature film, HAPPY HOLIDAYS when she was still a junior in film school at Chapman University. Denied support from the school because the project was “too ambitious," the film would go on to turn a profit, screen in indie theaters around the country and get worldwide distribution with IndieFlix. She credits this to their (then) unorthodox marketing campaign utilizing brand new social media platforms, youtube, twitter & facebook.
Sassy jumped at the release of innovative new equipment such as the red camera, the digital SLR, 6k and was the first filmmaker to create a narrative short with audio on Google Glass. She was quick to adopt the web series as a dynamic and affordable medium, winning accolades with her rom-com ABOUT ABBY.
In 2017, she was tapped by FX for the online web channel, THIS IS AOK, to write, direct, produce and edit their online comedy shorts. This propelled her into an auspicious commercial directing career, working with a variety of film production companies, brands, apps and colleges such as, BUD LIGHT, BLUE DIAMOND, PEPPERIDGE FARM, HELLO KITTY, PROPPER DALEY, MOTISPARK & SABIO.
Her short, FEAR ACTUALLY was released in April 2020 to rave reviews including winning BEST FEMALE DIRECTOR at the NIAGARA INDIE FILM FESTIVAL, the TORONTO INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL & FANTASTIC INDIE FESTIVAL of LOS ANGELES, among other festival wins and is currently available on YOUTUBE.
She has just finished her newest lively and a little bit cheeky venture, the digital series HOW TO HACK BIRTH CONTROL, shining a light on how to navigate and take charge in today’s contraception universe. BIRTH CONTROL is smashing the 2022 festival circuit and already picked up awards for BEST PICTURE at AUSTIN COMEDY FILM FESTIVAL, BEST DIRECTOR at FIRST GLANCE FILM FESTIVAL, BEST TV at the HOLLYWOOD COMEDY SHORTS FESTIVAL, BEST SERIES PILOT at FLIM INVASION LA & OFFSHORE ART & FILM FESTIVAL, BEST PRODUCED FILM at BROAD HUMOR FILM FESTIVAL, and is an OFFICIAL SELECTION of BENTONVILLE FILM FESTIVAL (2022,) CINEQUEST (2022,) PORTLAND FILM FESTIVAL (2022,) and more.