Cole Sax
 
 

You found me.

As you may have already figured this out, my name is Cole Sax. I am a young film director, writer & editor based between Salt Lake City and Los Angeles. Below you'll find some of my core beliefs and a bio written in the third person, for dramatic effect, about me. 

 
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My Beliefs

Listen.

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We find our voice when we help

others find theirs.

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Start with why.

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Connect with the natural world.

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Don't sell your product. Sell your

purpose.

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Challenge the status quo.

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Work with people who are

smarter than you.

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Think Win/Win.

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Stay humble.

 

It all started when...

 

Cole moved from his hometown of Atlanta, GA to Park City, UT. His romance with storytelling began at the age of 16 when he was invited to take on internships with L.A's leading motion picture advertising company, InSync Plus. 

He immersed himself into the world of motion picture advertising and began editing trailers and TV spots for Universal Pictures, Fox Searchlight, and Sony Pictures Classics. After exploring numerous Hollywood lots, he felt inspired and decided to expand his portfolio into producing, writing, and directing. His work has taken him all over the world, from the foothills of the Himalayas to the backwoods of the Phillippines, creating branded content for companies including Snapchat, NBC, The International Olympic Channel, Bridgestone, and more. In 2018, Cole spent eight months producing the award-winning show Far From Home. A documentary series following six unlikely stories of Olympic hope. The show was recognized for its caliber and won two Silver Telly's and a Gold Telly Award. His focus on impactful storytelling has generated hundreds of millions of views online, and has won him numerous awards including a Clio Entertainment Award for editing. Most recently Cole was hailed as Music Bed's 2017 Film Initiative recipient.

Beyond the stage of accolades and client work, Cole’s ambitions lie with creating memorable stories that leave the audience with a deep connection to the human experience. He has spread his mission from screens to streets by working alongside the American Film Showcase, as a film expert, to bring storytelling to countries around the world. His passion for empowering stories has granted him the opportunity to speak on the TED stage this year.

Currently, based between Salt Lake City and Los Angeles, Cole works alongside his partners at WZRD Media and is represented worldwide for unscripted TV by William Morris Endeavor. He is currently working on a feature-length documentary, with the Himalayan Cataract Project and Vision Spring, about unnecessary blindness in the developing world. 

Outside of film, Cole loves to spend his time trekking around the world, or on a basketball court with his friends. You can find him late at night dancing around some random city or at a karaoke bar. If you do not see him there, he is probably at home reading a book, or meditating. 

If you chose to work with Cole, you could go out and Karaoke with him.

 
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Recognition & Awards

TEDx Marmalade Library Presenter

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Musicbed Film Initiative Winner

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x1 Clio Award - Editing

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x1 Gold Telly Award

x4 Silver Telly Awards

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x4 Bronze Telly Awards

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x1 Gold UCDA Design Award

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x2 Golden Spike Award