Sarah Spinks is the Secretary-Treasurer of Spin Free Productions. Before coming to Spin Free, she was a producer/director at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, first for The Journal and latterly at The Fifth Estate. While at the CBC, her documentaries garnered numerous awards, among them, the Centre for Investigative Journalism's Best Investigative Report on Network Television and two Bronze Plaques from the Columbus International Film Festival.
Sarah Spinks has produced and directed documentaries for PBS Frontline. Making Babies, profiled on the Oprah Winfrey Show, was about state-of-the-art infertility treatments.
Inside the Teenage Brain aired on CTV and on Frontline. She also directed one hour of a four-part series on China commissioned by a five-nation consortium for CBC. Her documentary “In Pursuit of Happiness” aired on CTV and was also mentioned by Oprah Winfrey. Spinks directed (with Neil Docherty) a one-hour documentary on India, part of a four-part series. It was broadcast in Germany, Britain and Canada. Gridlock, a documentary on traffic aired on CTV and was sold around the world. The Fish On My Plate was broadcast on Frontline in 2017.
Sarah Spinks is the author of “Cardiac Arrest, The Story of Baby Deaths at the Hospital for Sick Children," published by Doubleday.