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A working-class fable about a biker, a mermaid and three shades of blue.

Official Selection: Tribeca Film Festival

Sabrina Doyle - Director Bio

Sabrina Doyle is a writer and director based between Los Angeles and London. Her feature directing debut, Lorelei, starring Pablo Schreiber and Jena Malone, was an Official Selection of the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival. It won the Jury Prize at the 2020 Deauville American Film Festival and the Jordan Ressler First Feature Award at the 2021 Miami Film Festival. The film will be released theatrically and on VOD by Vertical Entertainment in the US in Summer 2021.

The late Sir Alan Parker called Sabrina’s work "outstanding [...] refreshingly intelligent, serious and lyrical. Much needed in tomorrow's cinema." Her directing work has been supported by Women in Film LA, the Chimaera Project, Google, Panavision, the Mary Pickford Foundation and BAFTA Los Angeles.

Her shorts have been seen on the pan-European TV network ARTE, the cable channel ShortsTV and the streaming service Fandor, as well as at dozens of international film festivals, including Edinburgh, Fantasia and Moscow. As a commercials director, she’s directed content for P&G/Always, Gerber, JAFRA Cosmetics and video-game developer Plarium. She was also honored by the British Academy BAFTA as a Brit to Watch and chosen to participate in the inaugural Sony Pictures Entertainment Diverse Directors Program.

Sabrina’s sci-fi spec, Aster's Rites, was a Top 50 Nicholl Fellowship Semifinalist. As a screenwriter, she’s written for Participant Media (Roma, Spotlight) and producer Robert Cort (On the Basis of Sex).

Previously, Sabrina worked as a BBC journalist for six years, producing content for the UK’s flagship news programs, including the Today program and Newsnight. She was also Associate Producer on the Emmy Award-winning documentary The Crash Reel, Co-Producer on The Lion's Mouth Opens (Sundance premiere 2014), Producer on David Hockney IN THE NOW (SXSW premiere 2014) and Producer on Daredevil on a Snowmobile, a New York Times Op-Doc.

Sabrina was born in London to an Irish father and Italian mother. A first generation high school graduate, she got top Bachelor's and MPhil degrees from Cambridge University, where her work was supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. She subsequently won a Fulbright Scholarship to attend the American Film Institute, where she completed her MFA in Film Directing.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    110 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Premiere
    Canadian Premiere
  • Director
  • Cast
    Pablo Schreiber, Jena Malone, Quinn Liebling