About the Makers of We Go Higher

Delaney Colaio, Co-Director/Writer - Delaney is a recent high school graduate, activist, and filmmaker. She lost her father and two uncles on the attacks at the World Trade Center on September 11th, 2001. In her senior year of high school, she created and became Co-Director, Writer and Executive Producer of WE GO HIGHER: A Documentary of Hope from the 9/11 Kids. Simultaneously, she has produced and directed the video content, was a student organizer, and speaker for the March For Our Lives rally in New York City- which resulted in 250,000 people in attendance. In the past, Delaney has collaborated on photo and video projects with renowned artists such as Twenty One Pilots, KYLE, Hoodie Allen and Bryce Vine. Delaney’s passion for giving back to others has brought her to several countries around the world including Belize, Guatemala, Mexico, and South Africa. She has also partnered with the Hope Sports Organization, building affordable and sustainable housing in Mexico.

Sara Hirsh Bordo, Director/Producer/Writer - Sara previously held positions in media and entertainment including Executive Director of Interactive Marketing at Paramount Pictures, VP of Digital Marketing at MGM Studios, and CEO and Co-Founder of NowLive which was acquired by Live Media Group in 2013. During her experience in entertainment, she was told by her female boss, that she “belonged more in an apron than in an office.” Recognizing that women have to champion each other rather than allow each other to feel threatened by each other, Sara founded Women Rising, which is dedicated to empowering women and girls through content and experiences. After more than 10 years away in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, Sara returned to Austin for the opportunity to direct and produce for the first TEDxAustinWomen, which ultimately became the #1 viewed TEDxWomen event in the world across 58 countries. After meeting Lizzie Velasquez during TEDxAustinWomen, Sara and Women Rising secured Lizzie’s rights to tell her story. Sara’s directorial debut, “A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story”, premiered and won the audience award at SXSW and followed with winning awards at every festival it played, secured global distribution, and qualified for the Academy Award. In 2016 she returned to live experiences by producing, directing, and programming the R3 Summit for Prevention Magazine (Rodale Inc), The Circular Summit, in partnership with Entrepreneur and Inc. magazines, and in January 2017 directed and produced the rally of the Women’s March of Texas which became the largest gathering of women in Texas history. Sara then directed and produced “ProtectHer”, a first of its kind sexual assault prevention film series and is currently making “We Go Higher: A Documentary of Hope from the 9/11 Kids.” Sara is a member of the Producer’s Guild of America New Media Council, was selected to attend The White House Women Entrepreneurship Conference, The White House Champions for Change Summit, and the final White House’s It’s On Us summit, has been nominated twice for Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Entrepreneur, and has been featured in publications including Inc., Entrepreneur, Forbes, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, IndieWire, People, The Mighty, The Washington Post, and The New York Times.

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