img3“Sarah Warren is the most inspiring actor I have ever worked with. She is quick-witted, uncompromisingly truthful and thrillingly inventive. And when she’s funny, she’s very funny.” – Simon Shore (BAFTA winning Director)

“Sarah Warren’s debut feature film MLE works where other comedies don’t, because the lead character is so likeable … In the style of a Lena Dunham comedy [and just as funny].” – Neil White (EveryFilm)

“[MLE has] a great team and a terrific story; I hate that I didn’t think of it … a great movie.” – Paul Haggis (Multi-Oscar Winning Director/Producer/Writer for “Crash” & “Million Dollar Baby”)

“LOCO’s mission is to kickstart the next generation of British comedy film-makers, and we couldn’t be happier that one of them turns out to be Canadian. Sarah’s exactly what LOCO is looking for: a smart, funny, honest film-maker with her own very distinctive comic voice. She’s also (and this is not always the case) an absolute delight to work with. We were delighted to nominate her debut for this year’s LOCO Discovery Award and look forward to screening more of her films at future Festivals.” – Jonathan Wakeham (Co-founder of LOCO Film Festival)

“Sarah is smart, perceptive and seriously funny. She writes stories that celebrate the minutiae of life, which makes watching her film so rewarding – some of the funniest moments are tiny reactions and subtle prop jokes within the frame. MLE is seriously fun feminism that shows that three-dimensional female lead characters can love cakes as well as video games and can be empowering without being angry” – Ollie England (Crispy Sharp Film)

“In an era when most studio fare, whether or not entertaining, is vapid and devoid of meaning, Sarah Warren’s debut feature, MLE, is a refreshingly engaging experience which simultaneously is actually about something, in fact many things. It’s about confident female empowerment, navigating the inherent sexist traps in show business, but is also about much more; it’s about expatriation, albeit from Canada, and is also about puppets, about cake, about London, about acting, and does a turn on the classic spy thriller. A meal of a film where most contemporary projects are mere snacks, one longs to see the striking Warren not only in more features which can use her notable on-camera potential to its best use, but also in material for which she can wear her nascent writer-director hats.– Scott Essman (Visionary Cinema)