Sarah started working in the Film & TV industry at the age of 18, spending time in London, NZ and Los Angeles. She moved to New Zealand in 1995, working as a casting director. In 1998 Lord of the Rings fever hit New Zealand and Sarah recruited 300 extras in preparation. The agency she always wanted to start, to help other people’s dreams come true was formed as Background Talent.
It is now New Zealand’s leading extra agency. Sarah retains a hands on involvement with the agency and is constantly bringing fresh ideas in extras casting to the New Zealand film industry.