My name is Sasha Sarai Parulis and I was born in Guadalajara, Mexico, grew up in Pennsylvania, went to college in the Midwest and presently reside in New York City. I was raised in a bilingual household by my American father and Mexican mother.

My introduction to movies began when I was 5 years old seeing my first film, “Pete’s Dragon". My love of visual storytelling was passed down through the generations from my grandmother to my mother and then to me. I remember being captivated by Charlie Chaplin, Alfred Hitchcook, Abbot and Costello and Disney. I later fell in love with international cinema including Italian, and French drama and comedies as well as Japanese horror. Taking acting classes at 8 years old, I won a part in a 9 month production of The Pied Piper of Hamlin at The Pittsburgh Playhouse. My childhood and teen years were full of art, acting, dance, piano and singing classes. My love of writing has had me keeping a journal since I was 8 years old.

My career span includes Assistant Producer for The Philadelphia Phillies ad campaign and Associate Producer for a documentary about homeless teens. As Talent Coordinator I worked on the "Promises" print, radio and TV campaign for Peco Energy. My roles also include Script Supervisor for the Quill Awards, Producer's Rep for the film, "Dog's Life" and Associate Producer for Equator HD's, "Earthripping", a travel show. Being fluent in Spanish I have translated several shows and documentaries. I have also co-written a screenplay titled, “The Life Book". While attending The Ohio State University I earned my BA in English.

My professional affiliations are with IFP, Women in Production and as a 2010 and 2011 voter of The Independent Spirit Awards.

“The Wonder Boys", “127 Hours" and “The Graduate" are my three favorite films.