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SaRaH LuPtoN

about

hello.

I am a strategic creative who synthesizes and translates data, research, field science, and complex metaphysical concepts into stories that drive impact around the world.

the work

My work addresses the climate crisis and oppression in all forms by creating opportunities for large-scale audiences to take personal responsibility for embodying solutions. Based in a philosophy of radical empowerment, I create rigorous, data-backed work that delivers transcendental awareness to engage communities and spark action.

I believe that empowered human beings can accomplish incredible things. But we all have to do our part to get there. Taking personal responsibility for systemic problems is one of the biggest barriers to creating large scale change. My work combines data, metaphysics, and creative execution to lower this barrier.

I also nurture and agitate in order to make the world a better place, pushing people beyond the boundaries of possibility they unintentionally set for themselves, because our edges are precisely where big work happens. We are all each other’s teachers, and I am grateful that you may become one of mine.

It should also be noted that I believe that neon green is a neutral and that Bravo TV is a legitimate cure for circumstantial depression.

Projects

I work with conservationists in academia, the private sector, and non-governmental organizations to research, concept, and deliver big, impact-driving projects into the world. My unique experience in filmmaking, business, conservation, and marketing allows me to synthesize complex information into stories that are accessible for all.

Academic Background

Duke University, B.A.

Major: English
Certificate: Documentary Studies
Minor: Environmental Science
Phi Beta Kappa

Wake Forest University, MBA

Concentration: Entrepreneurship
Secondary Concentration: Sustainability
Beta Gamma Sigma

01 ecoexist

In the eastern Okavango panhandle, there is a 1:1 human to elephant population. Intense competition for land resources occurs during harvest time, which coincides with generational migration patterns for elephants crossing into the Delta from the North. Conflict between humans protecting their crops and elephants seeking the vital resources of the Delta has created a contentious and dangerous relationship between humans and elephants. One of the greatest threats to humans is encountering elephants while walking on the main roads, the most common mode of transportation available in these simple communities. Aggressive elephants will charge and trample humans if they are deemed a threat. 

I worked with The Ecoexist Project to generate field data and recommendations to develop the region’s first public transportation system. Interviewing focus groups in all 13 villages in the panhandle, I determined the critical needs for travel, observed common travel patterns, and measured travel frequencies.

The “Ele Metro” launched in early 2020.

Photos by Amanda Stronza

02 The Defenders

The Amazon Rainforest is the most important land ecosystem in mitigating the effects of climate change. Yet, the remote landscape is difficult to regulate, leaving this ecosystem vulnerable to deforestation caused by illegal gold mining. Through my partnership with Dr. Amanda Stronza, I have teamed up with a grassroots organization in Puerto Maldonado, Peru, led by 2016 National Geographic Society/Buffett Award winner Victor Zambrano.
 
The Defenders is a storytelling project utilizing film and digital media to create an immersive experience to educate global audiences and drive meaningful action. Our work is supported by the Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation and the Center of Conflict & Development at Texas A&M University, and directly benefits the Peruvian Society for Environmental Law (SPDA).

03 let them wear towels

Access to the job for women in the 1970s and 80s was contested nowhere more intensely than inside the locker rooms of professional male athletes. I wrote and produced an ESPN-commissioned film honoring the stories of the frontline women who fought for access to their jobs as sportswriters. The film premiered at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival and aired on ESPN as part of their Nine for Title IX Series.

companies

I concept, found, and develop companies.

01 told by shift

Told by Shift is a strategic video production company that partners with companies to tell stories of all sizes at scale. Our deep experience and fine-tuned process allows us to deliver large scale projects in short time frames, from concept to final cut. Learn more about our work:

02 taught by shift

Taught by Shift is a sister brand of Told by Shift, with a specific focus on online course creation for corporations, universities, schools, professionals, and hobbyists. For more information, please contact me at sarah@toldbyshift.com.

03 The IDEATE Method

The IDEATE Method is an empirically proven method to generate high-potential ideas for new entrepreneurial ventures. Our online course guarantees that you will generate 100 ideas and leave ready to act on your top one. Launching Spring 2021.

core competencies

These are the things I can help you with.

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filmmaking

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video production

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entrepreneurship

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business modeling

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project development & Leadership

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creative concepting

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campaign development

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marketing strategy

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copywriting & scripting

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graphics & weB Design

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team sourcing & management

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comprehensive creative project execution at scale

contact me

sarah@toldbyshift.com
+1 336 339 6854

Roots in:

Mexico City
Austin, TX
New York City
Winston-Salem, NC

IMPORTANT: This is my dog, Jesse James The Shih Tzu