Starring Sara Di Nardo as an intern extraordinaire

June 9, 2021

Over the past few weeks we’ve had the pleasure to work with Sara Di Nardo, one of the newest members of our Montreal-based team. In the short time she’s been with us, we are already impressed with how Sara channels her eclectic taste in film and literature into her writing and critical thinking skills, while also drawing on her PR experience working on the Concordia Film Festival.

We are excited to get to work with Sara this summer before she heads back to Concordia to complete her undergraduate program in Communications Studies.

What do you love the most about PR?

The feeling of accomplishment when something you have worked on for so long is finally shared to the world. Whenever a project that I was involved with is published on a website, in a magazine, or referenced on a TV or radio show, it is so rewarding!

What has been your proudest career moment to date?

Working for the 48th edition of the Concordia Film Festival (CFF). In fact, I worked there as a communication and sponsorship coordinator alongside a team entirely made up of students. The films that played at the CFF were not only made by Concordia students, but many were made by film students from different parts of the world. The reason why I am so proud of my work there is because initially, we were all a bit worried about the festival being online, yet it ended up being a big success. All the movies were outstanding, we got amazing press coverage, we had really great sponsors and prizes, and overall, many people attended our festival. As a communications coordinator, I am very happy with all the media coverage the festival got, notably a feature in Cult Mtl. However, my proudest contribution to the festival was getting Mubi, a world-known film streaming platform, as one of our sponsors. As a student-run festival, having such a renowned film company as a sponsor was a very big deal for us.

What are you looking forward to in your new role at K&P?

I am looking forward to expanding my knowledge and totally immersing myself in the world of PR. Although I already have experience in this field, I am especially looking forward to working with the different clients of K&P to see what each industry has to offer. I am also eager to learn new PR skills from my teammates and from the larger K&P family!

Who inspires you?

One of my biggest inspirations is Agnès Varda, a French filmmaker who sadly passed away in 2019. I admire her not only because she broke many barriers for women in the film industry, but also because her films were so full of life and they each focused on the beauty of mundane things. She was a total free spirit and by watching her films, you can tell that she truly loved life, which is very inspiring to me.

What’s the last book you read?

The last book I read was The Secret History by Donna Tartt, which was absolutely amazing! She is best known for her book The Goldfinch, but her debut novel, The Secret History is worth checking out. The story follows a group of Classics students at a preppy Vermont college during the 1980s and without spoiling anything, things start to fall apart very quickly. The book is so immersive and eerie to the point where you feel like you are right there in the story. If you enjoy mysterious stories, complex characters and preppy East Coast college vibes, this is the book for you!

Where would your dream trip take you

My dream trip is to go to Japan for a few months. In my eyes, this country is so special because it has such a unique dichotomy: one the one hand, there is Tokyo, an incredibly modern city known for its innovative and “futuristic” technology, while other parts of the country, such as Kyoto, are very historical and closely tied to Japan’s past. There is so much I want to visit there, it would take too long to list everything! However, at the top of my list, I definitely want to visit the Studio Ghibli museum because as an avid fan of Ghibli films and Hayao Miyazaki, it would be a dream come true!

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