Sarah Polley is an Academy Award-nominated screenwriter, director and actor. After making short films, Polley made her feature-length directorial debut with the drama film Away from Her in 2006. She received an Oscar nomination for the screenplay, which she'd adapted from the Alice Munro story 'The Bear Came Over the Mountain'. Her other projects include the documentary film Stories We Tell (2012), which won the New York Film Critics Circle prize and the National Board of Review award for best documentary; the miniseries adaptation of Margaret Atwood's novel Alias Grace (2017); and the romantic comedy Take This Waltz (2011). Her latest project is Women Talking (2023) - starring Rooney Mara, Claire Foy, Jessie Buckley, Judith Ivey, Ben Whishaw and Frances McDormand - which she adapted from Miriam Toews novel of the same name. As a child she starred in the long-running children's series Road to Avonlea and in Terry Gilliam's The Adventures of Baron Munchausen.