Sandra recently co-produced the feature documentary Eating Animals, directed by Christopher Quinn and produced with Natalie Portman and Jonathan Safran Foer, based on Foer’s critically acclaimed book of the same name. The film premiered at the 2017 Telluride Film Festival, and was recently distributed theatrically by IFC Films/Sundance Selects. Sandra was also a co-producer on Lauren Greenfield’s documentary Wealth: The Influence of Affluence (Sundance 2018/Amazon Studios), and prior to that co-produced the 2012 Sundance Audience Award-winning documentary short The Debutante Hunters, and Participant Media’s Misconception (Tribeca 2014)—her second feature documentary collaboration with Oscar-winning director Jessica Yu and producer Elise Pearlstein. A graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, Sandra began her career in documentaries as an associate producer on Participant Media’s Last Call at the Oasis, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and Berlin International Film Festival prior to a theatrical release in 2012.
After a decade in Los Angeles, and with a desire to connect more deeply with nature and farming on a daily basis, Sandra moved out to Apricot Lane Farms in 2017 to work with John on producing the upcoming feature-length documentary The Biggest Little Farm (2018 Telluride Film Festival & Toronto International Film Festival), as well as the Emmy-winning short “The Orphan” for Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday.