Hey there! I'm Colette Sandstedt

Location: Los Angeles
Experience: 19 years
Title/Headline: Producer
Known for: Walk Run Cha-Cha
Minimum time: 5 minutes

About Me

Colette was nominated for a 2020 Academy Award for Best Documentary Short Subject for producing Laura Nix's WALK RUN CHA-CHA. The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and won Best Short at Viet Film Fest, and is now streaming on the New York Times Op-Docs.

Colette has also written, produced, and directed short documentaries for outlets such as THE NEW YORKER and FACING HISTORY, and and is currently directing the feature documentary ROCKETMAN.

Colette's documentary work with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution has taken her on expeditions across the globe, filming whales from the Fuji blimp, rocket launches from Cape Canaveral, and deep-sea submarines from a Russian research vessel with James Cameron. Her work can be seen in VR/AR/MR productions, IMAX films, and museums nationwide.

On the fiction side, Colette produced Academy Award nominee Rebecca Cammissa’s short film SUNSET TUXEDO and Sarah Jane Lapp’s animated short CONFESSIONS OF A PROFESSIONAL EULOGIST, which won a student Emmy. She was also writer on the feature film WALKING WITH THE ENEMY, starring Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley.

Colette is a graduate of UC Berkeley and the American Film Institute. She is a member of Women In Film, Film Independent, and the International Documentary Association. She lives in Los Angeles.

  • Documentary Producer
  • Writer
  • Story Consulting
  • Story Development
  • Documentary Television
  • Screenwriting

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