Sandy Cannon-Brown

Sandy Cannon-Brown’s award-winning work has taken her around the world, but she now focuses on her own backyard, the Chesapeake Bay.

Her latest film to premiere at the Environmental Film Festival is Beautiful Swimmers Revisited, inspired by William Warner’s 1976 Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Beautiful Swimmers. EFF has screened films Sandy has directed or produced annually for ten years.

Sandy is founder (1985) and remains president of VideoTakes, Inc. She also is an associate director of the Center for Environmental Filmmaking at American University, where she taught visual media for 10 years. She was named AU’s Outstanding Adjunct in 2011. Sandy was president of Women in Film & Video DC for 2011-2012 and a 1998 recipient of WIFV’s prestigious Woman of Vision award.

Early in her career, Sandy worked for U.S. News & World Report, Associated Press, Austin American-Statesman, McGraw-Hill, WJLA-TV7 in Washington, DC and KTBC-TV7 in Austin, TX.