Jersey girl Sarah Delpizzo is making her mark on the City of Angels with sass and a go-getter ‘tude. With a love for stage productions and a hunger for the spotlight from an early age, Sarah has found her creative niche through writing, acting and directing. She is currently in post-production for her new Indie comedy “Pet Peeve Police” about two women who are sick and tired of “inconsiderate douches of the world” and are ready to take matters into the own hands as vigilantes.
We caught up with Sarah to discuss favorite creatives, the importance of female peers, and the best parts about a career in the film industry. Sarah’s no-nonsense approach to the in’s-and-out’s of sparking her own success is what makes her an inspiring Belle en Argent Muse, whether it’s raising funds for a project to creating and staring in a series, to maintaining a dreamy but balanced lifestyle. Sarah was a frequent contributor to My LA Lifestyle magazine, writing over 50 articles about the entertainment industry and is toying with the idea of starting a blog based on her articles. Additionally, she has written screenplay that has recently been entered into numerous competitions that we’re positive will win big! There’s really not much this Muse can’t do!
We played Two Truths and a Lie with Sarah! .....You probably know the rules, but here is a quick refresher--Below, Sarah gave us two true fun facts, as well as one thats made up. See if you can guess which one is the lie! View the answer at the bottom of her interview.
If I was a vegetable or fruit, I would be a pickle
I love drinking hot chocolate in warm weather
I hate chocolate
List your social handles (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Youtube Snapchat etc...)
List your favorite social media handles to follow
@dopequeenpheebs @amypoehlersmartgirls @destindaniel @realronhoward @elisabethmossofficial
Flanders, New Jersey
Actor, Writer & Director
When did you know this is what you wanted to do?
I knew that I wanted to perform from a very early age. I had my first dance recital at 8 and after that, I was hooked. I would do whatever it took to get back on stage. I fell in love with acting after my first school play-around 10 years old. Ever since then I have pursued performing and the arts. My love for directing and writing came later on when I fell in love with the creative process and having the option to create the worlds where stories take place.
What projects are you working on now?
I just finished directing the pilot episode of a talk/sketch show called, “This Animated Life.”
I am in post-production for the original series that I created/wrote/produced/star in, “The Pet Peeve Police.”
Auditioning for films and commercials.
What is your dream project? Or dream collaboration?
I would love to act in a film directed by Ryan Coogler, Destin Cretton or Hiro Murai.
I would also love to direct my feature screenplay, Meta Love.
List three (3) accomplishments you are most proud of
Creating, raising funds and filming my series, “The Pet Peeve Police.”
Graduating Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
Writing a feature screenplay based on my life.
Who is your favorite character from a movie?
Hard to choose. But currently, Rey from Star Wars - Force Awakens. She is brave, tough, and compassionate with unwavering integrity. All qualities I greatly admire and strive to have myself.
Who is your favorite filmmaker/writer/director/producer/editor, etc?
One of my favorite films of all time is “Short Term 12” by Destin Cretton, so I would have to choose him. Although, shout out to every single person on “The Handmaid’s Tale.” Truly phenomenal work.
Who do you admire and why? (this can be someone you know or a public figure)
I admire Kathryn Bigelow. She is such an incredibly talented director who has been able to create an amazing career despite the obstacles that can come with being a female director.
What do you feel is the biggest hurdle for women and POC in the film industry?
Getting heard, being treated with respect, and opportunity, but that is changing thanks to #timesup, #metoo, and diversity initiatives.
In general, it seems (at least in the past) that men are given opportunities based on their potential while women are given new opportunities based only on past work. This is problematic since women off the bat don't get as many work opportunities as men. So it is a cyclical problem. There is more awareness now than there has ever been, so hopefully, the percentages of women and POC working in the industry will start to grow.
Did you know in 2016 women made up only 7% of all directors working on the 250 top grossing films?
Yes. It was disheartening. You think things are changes and then you get slapped in the face by the percentages. But, now that people know those numbers, there are more inclusive programs and shows starting to make changes. For example, season two of Jessica Jones had a female director for every episode. That's pretty cool.
Do you know women who aspire to be film directors?
Yes, I know quite a few. They are brave, tough, and brilliant. We all want our chance to create, explore and learn more about the craft that we find so exciting.
What is one thing you wish you could tell your younger self? What is one wish you have for your future self?
Younger self: Don't worry about the future. Keep your eye on the prize, work hard, and don't get swayed by other people's opinions.
Future: That I have the opportunity to use my voice and success in a positive way to help others.
What's your favorite makeup item?
Tinted moisturizer and mascara
Which is the lie?
I hate chocolate
Leg... leg... and more leg (Angelina Jolie inspo)