Born in Copenhagen and based in New York, Sandra Winther’s work combines a youthful storytelling ability with a unique and powerful directorial vision. Her style melds documentary and narrative techniques with an emphasis on capturing the stories and pulse of vibrant youth cultures across the world. She has helmed an array of projects that reflect this approach, for clients such as Nike, Adidas, New Balance, Beats By Dre, Versace, Hugo Boss and Levi’s.
Her award-winning 2019 short documentary Lowland Kids premiered at SXSW and went on to screen at 30+ prestigious festivals, garnering several awards including the Audience Award for Best Documentary Short at the Palm Springs ShortFest and a Cinema Eye Honors Nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Short. Sandra is currently in production on the Darren Aronofsky-produced feature documentary Rise, as well as developing a narrative feature set in Puerto Rico. Her surf documentary A New Wave will premiere at DOC NYC in November.