1. This is Sarah Jones. She was a 27-year-old camera assistant who worked on major film and television sets, including The Vampire Diaries.
Her obituary says, “From the heights of the mountains she hiked, to the depths of the oceans she dove (and never without a camera to record her experiences), the gift of her presence was felt far and wide.”
2. Sarah was working as a second camera assistant on the new Greg Allman biopic, Midnight Rider, when she was struck and killed by a train.
3. Her friends and family made a Facebook page, Slates for Sarah, where film colleagues can post film slates dedicated to Sarah.
4. So far, the page has 9,400 likes and has received slates from numerous major TV shows.
17. Halt and Catch Fire
31. Sarah’s friends are also rallying to get Sarah included in the “In Memoriam” section of the Academy Awards this Sunday.
32. To see and send more, check out Slates for Sarah.
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