Colin Sander is an experienced director, cinematographer, stills-photographer, and content-creator committed to TELLING authentic stories, and crafting motion-pictures, photographs, and films For Artists, Athletes, Brands, and Businesses.
His work & Passions involves creating, capturing, and sharing dynamic visuals & experiences that create lasting impact for collaboratorS across the globe.
The media and images I seek to create are rooted in my deep connection with the natural world, and showcase the innate beauty of our earth, and the light and life that fills it. I want to celebrate all of the wonderful humans and stories that make this world whole. As a creator, I've worked with brands, companies, athletes, & artists, from many disciplines and industries. I have experience in a variety of production sizes, from union crews to small teams and of course working as a one-man show. and have filmed and photographed in Alaska, British Columbia, Japan, Tanzania, the Galapagos Islands, and the Sierra Nevada mountains. I am a passionate traveler, and am based in Los Angeles.
Educated at Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, I directed comedies and dramas, shorts and feature-length films. My feature-length documentary 'Only God Could Hear Me' exploring the psychology of four disabled 'non-speaking' people & their journey to communicate screened in over a dozen countries. I learned the narrative-filmmaking process firsthand while working as production-assistant to Academy-Award winning director Paul Haggis on ‘The Next Three Days’. Back in the analog-days, my older brother Christian and I were producing, shooting, cutting, and distributing no-budget ski and skate videos in high school which taught us an indie approach to production & distribution. My first feature ‘Dean Slater: Resident Advisor’ released on iTunes, Hulu, and Amazon in a partnership with Cinedigm entertainment group & Filmbreak. I'm currently developing feature-film properties in both the narrative and documentary space.
I continue to work with my brother & and our network of friends, colleagues, and USC, LMU, and Chapman production alumni in creating entertainment, content, and cinematic images. I'm a founder of the Kendama-community Downspike, A professional player & founding team-member of the toy company Kendama USA, and a store-ambassador for the outdoor brand Arcteryx. My wife Tori & I live and work in Los Angeles, spending most of our time brewing up creative ideas and plugging away at long-term passion projects. Tori works as a designer at Soho House Design, and is and is a loving companion and supporter in many of my journeys and projects, and always offering good insights, new ideas, and constructive criticism.
With upcoming work in motion-picture films, stills-photography, writing, and art- I continue to pursue my dreams and seek to share my perspective, speaking to my small audience through media, art, and content. Wether you are a collaborator, friend, or client, Thanks for finding and seeing me, and taking the time to read this. I'm beyond excited to share in this journey of creation with you.