Jody Sabral has made a career in broadcast journalism both in front of the camera as a foreign correspondent and behind it as a producer and camera operator/video-editor. While working in Istanbul as a foreign correspondent Jody directed/wrote and produced factual films for Aljazeera and Metropolis TV (VPRO Netherlands) and produced hundreds of news reports for international broadcasters. After returning to the UK she undertook an MA at City University in creative writing where she was awarded the CWA Debut Dagger and recognised as a promising new author in the crime writing world. But visual story telling called her back and she completed a screenwriting course at City Lit. Film making kind of fell into place after that.
Jody’s story telling achieved the tightly contested best-selling orange ticket on the Amazon digital crime novel chart for her psychological thriller I NEVER LIE, June 2018. Filmmaking followed; THE WRONG CAR (Oct 2018) featuring Sinead Matthews (Black Mirror, Jellyfish, The Crown) and Bill Fellows (Broadchurch, Alan Partridge, Vera). HELPLINE (August 2019), WE (June 2020).
Jody’s experience as a news journalist/producer, editing skills in Premier Pro translates into being skilled at prioritising on set under tight deadlines. She loves drama and has discovered a natural talent for creating tension on screen. Jody swims most days in the sea all year round.
She currently freelances as a camera person and news desk editor for BBC Newsgathering, and as a production manager on location shoots. Jody has a full British drivers license and California license – she is of Scottish-American and Portuguese-American heritage.
For writing/directing Jody is represented by Ivan Mulcahy at MMB Creative.