Creative and artistic pursuits have always been my interest from a young age, and at only thirteen years old, my career journey really began with graphic design in Brazil. A few years later, I realized I wanted to work in the animation/VFX industry, so I decided to go to an art school and get a degree in multimedia graphics. However, our plans sometimes change direction, and I ended up working in the film and television industry where I have acquired over 15 years of experience.

I came to Canada in 2006. Years later, I became a mom and got the opportunity to work as a cinematographer on the web-series “The Last Fall of Ashes”, which was such a success that I ended up winning an award for best cinematography at the LA Web Festival.

I got so excited about the award I won, that a year later I decided to take the digital and film production program at the Langara College. During the program, I shot my first short film, The Passage, which was screened at film festivals around the world, including the Madrid International Film Festival, and also won an award at the Canada International Film Festival.

I was so happy with all my accomplishments which were the reflection of my hard-work, but at the same time I was very saddened because I was a woman with a lot of dreams and a new mommy who couldn't leave her little son to work on night shift hours in the film industry. That’s when I decided to found Doc ME! Productions and Sarah Lipi Media.