Colin Sander - Director
I'm a husband, a brother, a storyteller, and someone truly inspired by the beauty found all across this earth. 'Storyhog' was one of the few nicknames I had when I was growing up. In continuous pursuit of excellence in cinema and imaging, I've worked to fine-tune my personal style for more than a decade, and have a burning excitement for the stories I've yet to tell.
Educated at Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, I directed comedies and dramas, shorts and feature-length films. I've worked as a cinematographer for narrative, commercial, and experimental short films in both digital and emulsion-based workflows. My second feature-length documentary 'Only God Could Hear Me' screened in over a dozen countries, and I studied the production process while working as production-assistant to Academy-Award winning director Paul Haggis on ‘The Next Three Days’, starring Russell Crowe. Shooting, cutting, and producing no-budget ski and skate videos in high school with my older brother Christian gave me an indie sensibility for how to make films. My most recent feature, the Pensé Productions comedy ‘Dean Slater: Resident Advisor’ released on a variety of digital-platforms in a partnership with Cinedigm entertainment group & Filmbreak. I'm currently developing several narrative and documentary feature-film properties, and producing video and photo content for Individuals, companies, and brands.
I continue to work with my brother & producing partner Christian, and our friends, colleagues, and network of USC, Loyola Marymount, and Chapman production alumni. In working in the arts, I hope to create beautiful, wondrous visual-worlds for clients with a variety of needs and ideas. My wife Tori & I live and work in Los Angeles, California, spending most of our time brewing up elaborate ideas and plugging away at long-term passion projects. Tori works as lead design coordinator at the interior design company Jenn Feldman Designs and is a loving companion and supporter in many of my journeys and projects.
stay tuned for upcoming work in film, photography, and literature. I'm pounding the pavement, and the keys, and believe the best is yet to come. I'm beyond excited to share in this journey of creation with you. Wether you are a collaborator, friend, or client, Thanks for finding and seeing me, and taking the time to read this.