Adjunct Assistant Professor
Sandra Luckow (writer/director/producer/editor) Born in Centralia, Washington, Sandra spent the first 18 years of her life in "Twin Peaks" country, the Great Northwest. The majority of her childhood was spent in Clackamas, Oregon, a then rural county outside of Portland. She had an eclectic childhood: she trained as a figure skater, performed professionally as a ventriloquist. She is devoted to her Mexican heritage as well as her American upbringing.
She received her undergraduate degree from Yale University. Her senior thesis, a feature documentary , Sharp Edges, won the Louis Sudler Prize in the Performing and Creative Arts, marking the first time Yale had recognized a film project.
Sandra received her MFA from New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, Graduate Film and Television. She worked for various icons in the filmmaking industry including Frances Coppola, Bonnie Timmerman, Paul Schrader, and Eleanor Bergstein. In 1996 she made "Belly Talkers" for Harvey Weinstein at Miramax. She was associate director at the ABC soap opera "One Life to Live." She has worked as a camera operator on several reality shows, produced, directed and shot documentaries around the world and exhibited on television and in cinemas nationally and internationally.
She teaches film production at Yale University's School of Art, Columbia University, Barnard College. She ran and developed and run a unique six-week production program at Yale Summer Film Institute from 2002-2015.
Most recently, she has been part of the Lines and Spaces delegation of the International Writers Program and the US State Department tours to India and Ecuador giving presentations at each country's universities, film festivals, libraries and cultural centers.
She has written a screenplay, "Blind Man's Bluff," and is writing a one-woman show. She spent seven years making "That Way Madness Lies..." (www.madnessthemovie
) and continues to follow the progress of her brother's illness.
She is a member of the Director's Guild of America, The International Documentary Association and New York Women in Film and Television.