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Sandra was recently recognized as the Best Woman Film Maker and First Time Filmmaker at the International New York Film Festival, following a live screening in late June and early July. This is the latest honour for Sandra's short film, A Woman's Voice, which was directed by Rob Ing and co-directed by Deanna Hunter.
Indian City released its first music video since the passing of Vince Fountaine, the Winnipeg band's founder, as well as a close friend and musical collaborator of Sandra's. As one of their featured artists in the band's new album, Code Red, Sandra was invited to participate in this music video. filmed earlier this month. The song, Star People, is performed by Jim Cuddy, who is also one of the featured artists in Code Red.
On June 24, Sandra released her new single, Midnight Serenade. The song is one of three featured in the award-winning short film, A Woman's Voice, filmed and directed by Rob Ing and his wife Deanna Hunter. The film features two other songs, Love Touch and How Many Times, both from Sandra's debut album, Cluster Stars, released in 2017. Read the news release or listen to part of Sandra's interview on CBC Daybreak Alberta with Paul Karchuk . The song is available for purchase in Sandra's Store.
Sandra's short film, A Woman's Voice, is starting to grow louder as it was recently recognized by Film Freeway for Independent Shorts in Hollywood, California. Awarded Gold for Best Music Video and Best Women Short, Silver for the Best Production Design and Bronze for the Best Editing for the month of May, the film is now qualifies for consideration for annual 2023 Independent Shorts Award. Screening takes place in August-September, 2023 at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood.
On Sunday, March 20, Sandra hosted the successful private viewing of her collaborative new short film, A Woman's Voice. Filmed and directed by Rob Ing and co-directed by Deanna Hunter, the project blends Sandra's singing-songwriting talents with cinematography.
The film was viewed by invited friends and family at the Globe Theatre in Calgary, but will be made available to the general public for educational purposes after it opens at various film festivals later this year.
A Woman's Voice explores the circumstances of four women who face and overcome various challenges encountered by many women at some point in their lives. This short film is set against the backdrop of three of Sandra's songs and features debut acting performances of many of her friends and relatives. Check out the Photo Gallery and media coverage from the launch, plus coverage by Airdrie Today and the Airdrie Echo.