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Sarah Magill

  • ID: TU239247
  • Union Status : Non-Union
  • Age Type : Adult
  • Gender : Female
  • Race : Caucasian
  • State : MO
  • Age : 39

    BIOGRAPHY

    Sarah Magill is a voice-over artist, musician, writer and director.

    Magill began her voice-over career at Hallmark Cards, Inc., where she worked as a writer and trends researcher. One day, a friend invited her into the sound studio on a whim to come up with new voices for a plush character they were developing. What started as playing around in the booth ended up as the voice of the penguin on one of Hallmark’s top-selling Christmas novelty items. Since then, Magill has given voice to other quirky characters and created compelling narration for clients like Hallmark, Barkley, Cargill and Frigidaire.

    Music

    Magill is a classically trained pianist who also sang jazz at the University of Missouri-Columbia. She has performed with multiple bands, both live and in-studio.

    Writing and Filmmaking

    Her feature script The Cure was a semi-finalist in the 2016 Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition. Her short films have screened at the Kansas City Film Festival, Citizen Jane Film Festival and the True/False Film Fest’s Gimme Truth competition. Her short script Checkpoint was a quarter-finalist in the 2012 Bluecat Screenplay Contest and a semi-finalist in the 2012 KCWIFT short screenplay contest.

    Magill was the film writer for the lifestyle blog Gimme Some Oven (7+ million readers per month) for several years, where she especially enjoyed introducing the blog’s mainstream audience to indie films through her Sundance and SXSW festival coverage.

    Magill spent 11 years in the social expression industry and excelled at writing copy for entertainment properties from Disney, Marvel, DC, Fox and more. She created a popular short-film development program for creative employees at Hallmark Cards, Inc., before helping launch the company’s first internal trends forecasting magazine and first consumer-facing blog. Her relationship with the company continues today: She’s currently developing a teleplay for Hallmark subsidiary Crown Media.

    Magill began her own storytelling company in 2016, Mags Media. She has an MA (critical reviewing), BA (religious and interdisciplinary studies) and BJ (magazine journalism) from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

    EXPERIENCE

    Voice Over

    1. "Your House Rules" | Frigidaire Commercial | VML | 2017
    2. "Sterling Silver" | Cargill Team Training Videos | Sullivan, Higdon & Sink | 2016
    3. Signature Collection Video | Hallmark | 2015 | Created to run during Hallmark’s sponsored Project Runway episode
    4. 5 Points Video | 5 Points | 2015
    5. Musical Birthday Badge | Hallmark | 2014
    6. Birthday Princess Mini Sound Button | Hallmark | 2014
    7. Love you, Mom E-card | Hallmark | 2012
    8. Tree Trimming Snowman | Hallmark | Singing voiceover | 2010

    Studio Musician

    1. Bright Hopes by Mike Crawford & His Secret Siblings | Piano and BGVs on "Be Still" and "How Long" | January 2017
    2. Eternality by Cuscino | Lyrics, vocals and vocal arrangements on “A Little Black,” and “Walking in the Garden” | 2013
    3. Never Left My Mind by Sara Swenson | Piano and BGVs | 2011
    4. Songs from Jacob’s Well Vol. III by Mike Crawford & His Secret Siblings | BGVs on “Lift Up Your Heads” | 2010

    Training

    1. "Action," "Oedipus Lab" and "Journey" workshops with storytelling and filmmaking instructor Joan Sheckel, 2016.

    SKILLS AND QUALITIES

    Skills:

    1. Collaboration
    2. Character & Voice Development
    3. Scriptwriting & Directing
    4. Vocals (lead & bgvs): Jazz, pop, rock, folk
    5. Piano & Keyboards
    6. Music Composition