Filmmaker

    Sadie has produced & presented documentary shorts and feature-length films for Sky, Discovery, France 3, Channel 4 and RTHK, including Bipolar Express, Highly Commended by the Association for International Broadcasting at the 2015 AIBs in London, the Mental Ideas Podcast, shortlisted as one of 7 nominees in the Factual Podcast category for a 2020 AIB Award, As Bad As It GetsShip of Fools, Polo Field of DreamsSailing Miss Sadie, Tucker’s Luck, Wild Horses, Horse WhispererHug a Hoodie and a series of 3 Minute Wonders about the CSJ Awards for Channel 4.

    In 2019 Sadie co-produced her first narrative feature film, Transference: A Bipolar Love Story, a co-pro between Contro Vento Films and Mental Ideas. In June 2020 the film received a Special Jury Mention at the 2020 New York Socially Relevant Film Festival in the Narrative Feature category. It was also selected for the 2020 Buenos Aires International Film Festival and the postponed Arizona International Film Festival. In April 2020 the film was offered distribution with 1091 Pictures. In May it won Best Drama Feature Film at the International Anatolia Film Festival and the Zoroaster Award at the Italian-Azerbaijan Film Festival. In Sept 2020 it was shortlisted for The Hague Global Cinema Festival. The film was released Nov 10. In 2020 Sadie exec produced short film Intuition with Contro Vento Films.

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    “What you are doing is both challenging and exciting… You are truly inspirational and will do great things.”

    Paul Jackson, Former Head of ITV and owner of Eyeworks

    “I really enjoyed your film. You have amazing drive to get projects like this off the ground and see them all the way through to completion. Proper respect to you!”

    Jim Sayer, Managing Director, Maverick Television

    “One of the most moving, powerful and entertaining documentaries I’ve seen.”

    Danny Cohen, BBC One Controller

    “I loved the film. It has a lot of heart. A massive achievement and a bold statement.”

    James Collier, Commissioning Editor, Discovery Channel

    “I really enjoyed the film and admired what you set out to do. It’s a warm and lively documentary and you certainly care a lot about the characters….”

    David Flynn, MD, Brighter Pictures

    “I was deeply moved….Magical.”

    Robert Young, BAFTA award-winning director

    “I had the privilege of meeting some of the young people from this project at a cinema screening of the completed documentary film. It was evident not only how much they had gained and benefited from the experience, but how much respect and love they all had for Sadie and how she… had transformed their lives.”

    Niall Fraser, Founding Director, Maverick TV and BBC One Director 

     

    “I LOVE the doc [The Bipolar Express]. Full of your character, it’s engaging, funny and enlightening – an enthralling piece.”

    – Hugh Chiverton, Head of English Programming, Radio Television Hong Kong

    “The Bipolar Express is a 30-minute roller coaster ride through the euphoric highs and debilitating lows of the bipolar mind. Produced and presented by Sadie Kaye, the documentary gives an enlightening account of what it means to live with bipolar disorder. The judges noted the clever use of effects to envelop listeners in the bipolar experience, and that the production peaked interest, engages, raises questions and definitely holds attention.”

    Association For International Broadcasting

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