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Sandra Valde
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Cinematographer for features, television, documentaries and anything with a good story. Proud mom of Mazzy. Senior Lecturer, American Film Institute: Cinematography
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Plan B, Feature, Hulu/Disney - Cinematographer
L Word: Generation Q, Showtime Series - Cinematographer
Now Apocalypse, Starz Series - Cinematographer
White Bird in Blizzard, Feature, Magnolia Pictures, Cinematographer

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Los Angeles

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Film and Television

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Named as one of Variety's 2019 Artisan Elite Up-Next, Valde-Hansen holds an MFA from the American Film Institute. Story is key when Sandra looks for projects to shoot. So she maneuvers through the feature film, television and documentary world lensing the series The L Word: Generation Q for Showtime, the feature, AFTER EVERYTHING starring Maika Monroe and Jeremy Allen White for Good Deed Entertainment and the Showtime Documentary BURN MOTHERFUCKER BURN.

Collaborating with indie darling director Gregg Araki, Valde-Hansen lensed his STARZ TV Series NOW APOCALYPSE, as well as his last two Sundance features, KABOOM and WHITE BIRD IN BLIZZARD.

Valde-Hansen worked her way up through the camera department, and was mentored by luminaries such as Steve Poster ASC, Stephen Lighthill ASC, and Nancy Schreiber ASC. Born in Miami, Florida, to a Filipino medical family. She resides in Los Angeles and when she is not shooting is a Cinematography Senior lecturer at AFI.

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