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Sandi Tan

Director/Producer
Shirkers LLC
Participates in 1 Session

SANDI TAN, Director, Producer, Screenwriter and Co-Editor, SHIRKERS

Born in Singapore, Sandi published a cult zine called The Exploding Cat at 16 and at 22 became the film critic at The Straits Times, Singapore’s largest newspaper. Then she threw all that away to run off to film school at Columbia University. Her short films Moveable Feast and Gourmet Baby have played at over 100 film festivals including the New York Film Festival, Clermont-Ferrand and at MoMA, as well as broadcast internationally on RAI, SBS and ZDF/arte.       

She is also the author of The Black Isle, an epic novel that re-imagines Southeast Asia’s 20th century as a ghost story. It was a Publishers Weekly “Pick of the Week,” and has been translated into Dutch, Turkish and Polish.

She was a 2016 Sundance Documentary Film Program Fellow and a 2017 Sundance Creative Producing Fellow. Her film Shirkers made its world premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival where she won a Directing award. It will premiere globally in 190 countries as a Netflix Original Documentary on October 26, 2018. 

The film has earned enthusiastic reviews in The New YorkerFilm Comment, Variety, The Guardian (5/5-star review), and was included in several Best Of Sundance lists, including at The Hollywood ReporterNewsweek and the Los Angeles TimesSandi was named one of Variety’s “10 Documentary Filmmakers to Watch” of 2018 and one of Indiewire's "20 Rising Female Filmmakers of 2018." She lives in Pasadena, Calif. 

Sessions in which Sandi Tan participates

Wednesday 26 September, 2018

Time Zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
11:45 AM
11:45 AM