Named as one of Variety's 2019 Artisan Elite Up-Next,Sandra Valde-Hansenholds 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, PLAN B directed by Natalie Morales for Hulu 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.