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Catching Up On Dadley Co-Founder, Sarah Hawkins

If you've been following our company since the beginning, you will know that Dadley Productions was founded in 2016 as a joint effort between father-daughter filmmakers, Bradley and Sarah Hawkins. Their first joint project was the comedy short, Roller Coaster (2016) which Bradley produced, wrote, and directed, and Sarah starred in. On their next two projects, Filling In (2017) and Calf Rope (2020), Sarah took over the producer role and Bradley co-wrote and directed both films. You may not know that Sarah moved on to new efforts in her day-to-day career after Calf Rope but she remains nonetheless happy to continue serving as a consulting producer for Dadley Productions on a project-by-project basis.

Sarah's wide range of expertise in filmmaking came in handy during the pre-production phase of Night Voices as she frequently communicated with Night Voices Producer, Peter Fenton, on an expansive range of film production responsibilities. Sarah shared her knowledge and experience of various on-set best practices and pre-existing frameworks for drafting and sorting crew paperwork for the first-time producer including providing the questions that should be asked when scouting locations or obtaining an insurance policy for the production phase of creating the film.

The Night Voices team is grateful for Sarah's willingness to guide and serve as a mentor to Fenton throughout the pre-production phase of our psychological thriller. Additionally, as the co-founder of our film production company, and as the daughter of the COO of Dadley Productions, Sarah continues to share her expertise with her dad whenever he is in need of her help.

Sarah Hawkins is not only co-founder of Dadley Productions but is also an award-winning actor/producer , and the co-founder of Pretty Thing. Throughout her career, Sarah has overseen the development and production of numerous award-winning short films and web series, helped produce national commercial campaigns and live events, and worked for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in a variety of departments, including the Student Academy Awards, Theater Operations, and the Nicholl Fellowship. In front of the camera, Sarah has been featured in Lucky Magazine, Girls on Film, Fine Living Lancaster, and on the album covers for Beach Slang and Bells.

Currently, Sarah serves as executive producer at Pretty Thing, and as a creative consultant. Sarah received her Bachelor's degree in Broadcasting and Media from Messiah University and currently splits her time between Los Angeles and Central Pennsylvania.

When you watch Night Voices, know that Sarah was behind the "behind-the-scenes" of it all— by supporting the team of producers who set up the locations and organized the shooting days, as well as provided four nights of environments needed for the director, Bradley Hawkins, the designers, crew, and cast, to be able to create a thrilling and suspenseful work of cinematic art. Night Voices is expected to enter the film festival circuit later this Spring.


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