Our Story

Created in 2000 by Robert May, SenArt, which gets its name from sensory art, set out to discover new talent and uncover worthy stories that offer more than just entertainment. SenArt stories have collectively garnered multiple awards including the Oscar®, Bafta, Independent Spirit Awards and Human Rights Awards.

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Robert May

Producer, Writer, Director

May produced The Station Agent, directed by then first-time director Tom McCarthy, which starred Peter Dinklage, Patricia Clarkson and Bobby Cannavale, The Fog of War (Errol Morris), Stevie (Steve James), The War Tapes (Deborah Scranton), and Bonneville (Chris Rowley), starring Jessica Lange and Kathy Bates. Recently May released his directorial debut, the documentary Kids for Cash, a film about greed, corruption and kids. Quotes like “Riveting,” “Shocking,” and “Gifted Storyteller” from the likes of The New York TimesThe Hollywood Reporter and Variety have been used to describe the film. May’s projects have been distributed by Miramax, Sony, Lions Gate, 20th Century Fox, and Comcast/Universal. May’s latest film, Lust for Gold: A Race Against Time, is set for a fall 2020 release.  May is in active development on a number of film and TV projects.

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Ginger Smith

Executive Producer, Writer

An Emmy award-winning producer and recipient of the Gracie Award for Women in Television, Smith was supervising producer, then executive producer/showrunner of All My Children.  She worked closely with the show’s creator, Agnes Nixon, in developing long-term story arcs, overseeing and collaborating within the writer’s room.  Smith produced and delivered 250 hours of network (ABC) programing per year over her 23 years.  Smith eventually brought the series to Hulu.  As an executive at Prospect Park, she developed the re-booted drama, hired and oversaw the writing and producing team, and was responsible for show budgets, ultimately creating and streaming 46 episodes.

Besides her creative writing and producing duties, Smith was responsible for series budgets, contracts, set designs/builds, and union relations.  Smith is a graduate of Drew University where she majored in both English Literature and Political Science.  She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

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Lauren Timmons

Producer, Writer

With a background in development and a passion for compelling stories, Timmons produced the critically acclaimed documentary Kids for Cash, her extensive involvement ranging from initial research to on-the-ground shoots and ultimately additional editing in post. As co-producer of the award-winning documentary The War Tapes, Timmons oversaw the film’s assembly from over 800 hours of footage shot by national guardsmen deployed in Iraq. She is also the associate producer of Bonneville, a road trip comedy starring Jessica Lange and Kathy Bates. As an associate professor at Ramapo College, Timmons has taught film history, visual storytelling and screenwriting to the next generation of filmmakers. She received her M.F.A. in Film from Columbia University’s School of the Arts and her B.A. in English Literature, also from Columbia, where she was honored as salutatorian of her class.