USS Indianapolis: The Legacy
Directed by Sara Vladic
More than a decade in the making, USS Indianapolis: The Legacy tells the fate of the World War II heavy cruiser using exclusively first-person accounts. The last crew and their families share gripping stories of kamikaze attacks, invasions, a secret mission, and ultimately a devastating torpedo attack that killed three fourths of the crew. The survivors recall the 5 days they spent floating alone in the Pacific Ocean, their miraculous rescue, and how they fought together to clear their captain’s name.
Prior to taking on directing feature films, Sara spent 16 years working in various departments on set. She filled roles such as: Production Office Coordinator, Production Manager, Editor & Post Supervisor, Writer & Director for Commercials and Live News, Talent Coordinator, Live Event Producer, and even Stunt Woman. Having hands on experience in all these areas helps her understand the dynamics of filmmaking, and what it takes to run a crew.
Sara is a member of the Producer’s Guild of America, and her directing and producing credits include: Kid’s Choice Awards International Director/Producer, Fight or Flight Music Video Co-Producer, Good Morning America Director/Producer, Live News 6 (Los Angeles) Director, Agent Orange Short Film Director, Unitrin Insurance National Commercials and Corporate Videos Producer, I-94 Music Video Director, Vital Care Extreme Sports 2nd Unit Director/Producer, The Hot Spot, Malibu TV Series Director, The Sharp Experience (Emmy Nominated) Producer and Camera Operator, Billboard Awards Director/Producer of Ancillary content, Miss America Director/Producer of Ancillary content, KOCT News Writer/Director/Producer, Trading Spaces (TLC) Director/Producer, Airplane Owners & Pilots Association Convention Field Producer/Director/Editor, among others. And, she treats her PAs well.