ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
WRITER/DIRECTOR, PRODUCER, EDITOR
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. Her resourceful and confident style has emerged as a pioneer in the genre of female-driven comedy. She was quick to adopt the web series as a dynamic and affordable medium, winning accolades with her rom-com ABOUT ABBY.
For Sassy, it’s not about the razzle-dazzle of what’s next in technology, but showcasing quality entertainment with the most effective and accessible means for its audience. Beginning with Happy Holidays, she has utilized social media from day one, leading her to create digital media & branding company, ARDENTLIFE MEDIA.
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, BLUE DIAMOND, PEPPERIDGE FARM, HELLO KITTY, ADVANCED ROOM, PROPPER DALEY, MOTISPARK & SABIO.
Since 2006, Sassy has written, directed, produced and edited two FEATURES, multiple award winning SHORT FILMS, TV PILOTS, COMMERCIALS, MUSIC VIDEOS, SPECS and WEBSERIES. Her most recent short, FEAR ACTUALLY was released in April 2020 to rave reviews including winning BEST FEMALE DIRECTOR at the NIAGARA INDIE FILM FESTIVAL among other festival wins and is currently available ONLINE. Currently, she has just wrapped production on her newest venture, digital series, "How to Hack Birth Control," due to be released this summer 2021.