Sacha Polak is an award-winning director and writer. She graduated from the Dutch Film and Television Academy in 2006. Her first two feature films Hemel (2012) and Zurich (2014) received great critical acclaim from the international press. They were both selected at many international film festivals, Hemel won the Fipresci award (International Federation of Film Critics Award) at the Berlinale Forum and Zurich the International Confederation of Art Cinema Award (C.I.C.E.A award), the jury prize for Best Film of Berlinale’s Forum.
Her latest feature Dirty God, about a young mother who is the victim of an acid attack, premiered in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition of Sundance 2019 and was the opening film of the International Film Festival Rotterdam 2019. After finishing Dirty God, Sacha directed a block of episodes for Season 2 of Hanna for Amazon. She is currently shooting 3 episodes of The Doll Factory for Paramount+. Her newest feature film Silver Haze premiered at Berlinale Panorama.