Sandy McLeod

Sandy McLeod is a critically acclaimed independent filmmaker with experience in most of the major areas of filmmaking.

She has directed and produced numerous music videos with artists such as UB40, Bruce Springsteen, Luther Vandross, Chrissy Hynde, and Roy Orbison. A music video with the Talking Heads, which she conceptualized and directed, was featured at the New York Film Festival and is now part of the permanent collection in New York’s Museum of Modern Art.

Sandy had a central role the making of the Talking Heads’ concert film, Stop Making Sense. She worked with cinematographer Jordan Cronenweth and director Jonathan Demme to establish the innovative textural elements of this landmark film.

Her short documentary Asylum – the story of a Ghanaian woman’s pursuit of political asylum to escape female genital mutilation – was nominated for an Academy Award and an Emmy.