Stories. Videos, writings, images, art, and inquiries.

I am Sarah-Tabea, a director-producer, writer, film scholar, educator, and media artist. I narrate with media, create content and ponder about curiosities. My work ranges from broadcast and video production to concept art in text and image. I also research and teach. I am the founder of Alien & Turtle LLP, a Singapore-based creative production house and social enterprise for creative media production, education, and arts with the social arm kino kino – Community for cinema, philosophy and inclusion, which I host.


– Multi-camera run&gun Europe tour video for Singapore Chinese Orchestra released
– Multiple global festival screenings and WIN of “Disappearing Souls”, a Borneo conservation short documentary in collaboration with Nat Geo Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017, Jayaprakash Bojan
– Invited Speaker on Digital Literacy and Storytelling at SMU Singapore conference on Constitutional Literacy
– Mumbrella Asia 2018 Award ‘Most Engaging Video’360 (VR) for NIDO Néstle / Discovery Channel, Series Producer (AP)
– Alien & Turtle’s social enterprise registration with raiSE SG
– ‘Something Beautiful’, short film at Fågelbo Film Festival, USA
– Seed fund grant recipient from LearnSG for kino kino for Q1 2019

PROJECT COMING SOON: SHORT FILM | EXPERIMENTAL CINEMA “Something Beautiful” (c) 2017, by Sarah-Tabea Sammel and Eric Kerr Synopsis SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL is a short film exploring Wittgenstein’s thought experiment, “The Beetle in a Box”. Wittgenstein supposed that our minds (by analogy, boxes) carry the concept or notion of a beetle. However, no one can see into someone else’s box. There might be an identical, a different, or no beetle at all in the other’s box. The beetle as such becomes constructed and constituted via the language game; comprehension is achieved through communication and exchange that allows for the beetle to become consensus. SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL asks how a word – “beautiful” – is used, floats in-between minds, and gets attached in our society and offers the explanation that beauty is between the eyes of the beholders, onlookers, spectators. What do we agree upon? What is “beauty” put upon? Would something beautiful exist without humans creating and nurturing the term? More information here.