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Sasha Andrews

  • Filmmaker
  • 2 films


A freelance documentary film director, Sasha has a passion for character-driven factual stories, particularly sub-cultures that comment on universal human issues in unexpected ways. As a filmmaker she has been able to draw on skills developed over many years working as a medical photographer in the NHS.

2011 The Pair (7mins) A documentary made during the British Council and Iran Heritage Foundation sponsored Autumn Film Workshop held at the Royal College of Art.
Two women in their 60’s take on the challenge of going out in a small, unstable boat together for the first time. Shot against the backdrop of London’s River Lea, it documents the women’s relationship and trust of one another.

2011 Screenings:
Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival; Schull, Co. Cork, Ireland: May
Floating Cinema, London: July – September
Branchage Film Festival, St Helier, Jersey, UK: September
LadyBug Film Festival in Gothenburg, Sweden: September
Uppsala Film Festival, Sweden: October
Harmony Film Festival, Sydney, Australia: December

2012 Screenings
London Short Film Festival; UK: January
British Shorts: Lichtspielklub Short Film Festival; Berlin: January

Boat Dreams (8mins 25sec) A documentary film commissioned through the UK Film Council / EM Media DV Shorts scheme. A cautionary tale of three characters whose DIY projects have got out of hand. Unable to afford a fully-functioning boat each has bought a landlocked craft in varying degrees of dilapidation. We watch as they work on their ultimate escape project. Will they break out of the boat ‘graveyard’ or remain on land, their vessels an alternative shed - a place for dreaming with no destination necessary?

2011 Screenings:
London Short Film Festival: NIGHT OF THE LIVING DOCS: January
Short Soup International Short Film Festival, Australia: January
Victoria Independent Film Festival, Australia: January
Dam Short Film Festival, Boulder City, USA: February
Big Muddy Film Festival, Carbondale, USA: February
SEE Film Festival, Brighton, UK: February
Warrambeen Film Festival, Australia: March
Edge of the City Film Festival, UK: March
International Women’s Film Festival, Germany: April
East End Film Festival, UK: April/May
IDFF Cronograf, Moldova: May
Loch Ness Film Festival, UK: May
Mediawave, Hungary: June
CurtDoc, Girona, Spain: June
Floating Cinema; London: July
Erith Yacht Club, UK: August
National Conference of Anthropology, Bucharest, Romania: September
dokumentART, Szczecin (Poland) & Neubrandenburg (Germany): November

2010 Screenings:
Stranger Than Fiction, Ireland – won 'Best International Short'
End of The Pier, UK
Palm Springs Shorts Fest, USA
Landlocked Film Festival, USA
Silhouette Film Festival,Paris
FD4W, London
Branchage Film Festival, Jersey
Lady Bug FIlm Festival, Sweden
Uppsala Short Film Festival, Sweden
Super Shorts Film Festival, London
Swedenborg FIlm Festival, London
Kassel Documentary Film Festival, Germany
Salford Film Festival, UK

Clare's Greenhouse Documentary (2mins 36sec) 'Straight8' Super 8 film about a recycled plastic bottle greenhouse. Screened at Rushes Soho Short Film Festival & BANG! Film Festival.

See Sea Documentary (2min 56sec). Silent film of the traditional Christmas Day sea swim at Brighton beach. KINO London group screening at the South Bank Centre, London.

Sound Waves (5min 46sec). Documentary co-directed with scientist Jeanne Guiraud for The Wellcome Trust & Documentary Filmmakers Group series of eight shorts 'Science on Film'.

H2O 191/2 min silent looped film – Arts Council Digital Art Commission for Broadway Cinema’s Bar Screen, Nottingham (1st – 31st April 2008). Selected for re-screening in 2009 in 'Best of Broadway'

Liveaboard made with BBC East Midlands (2 min), screened twice on BBC1's post News slot and BANG! film festival Nottingham

The Jimma – Nottingham Link (29 mins). A look at the mutual benefits of staff exchange visits between an Ethiopian and a UK hospital


Experiment with first person documentaries and animation. Develop longer form documentary work to allow more indepth story-telling and character development.

Project Development

I'm half English, half German; currently investigating my grandfathers for a personal journey doc.

Developing a digital art film sequence project consisting of a series of portraits.


Filmmakers: Frederick Wiseman, Errol Morris, Maysles brothers, Polish Documentary Insitute, Herzog. Photographers: Dwane Michaels, Robert Frank, Cindy Sherman.

Films (2)

Films that I've worked on

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