Sandra De Silva De La Torre
I was born in 1983 in Paris, France but my parents are Mexican. At the age of 6 years old my family had to come back to Mexico City so they decided to enroll me in a French school, Liceo Franco Mexicano, where I got my Brevet (french exam after secondary school) and my Bac (french exam after high school).
Since I was a child I dreamed of making movies. Being caught up between two cultures made me understand the diversity that exists in the world. I have always been amazed by human behavior and the relationships we have between each other. The desire to capture, explore and create different worlds is what drove my passion in film.
After high school I started my studies in film at Instituto Ruso de Cine Sergei Eisenstein. Soon I realized that this school was more focused on Directing and s my interests have always been in Cinematography I abandoned the school and studied in Vancouver Film School, in Canada.
After graduation I came back to Mexico in 2006 and started working in commercials, shorts, documentaries and music videos, first in production and later as a focus puller. Between 35mm cameras, video cameras, production, focus pulling and second units, 6 years went by.
Always looking for a way to improve I decided to go back to school and do a Masters Degree in Cinematography at the prestigious National Film and Television School in the United Kingdom.
My works includes: “The Gravedigger´s Tale”, “Tea & Cake”, “Chaa kuvi Kuiya cha´nu” (what was the Old Time), “Artes Cruzadas”, “Cresta” to name some, also I have done commercials for “Suavitel”, “Fonacot”, “Univision” and some others. I have worked in Canada, London, Ireland, Switzerland and Mexico. I am also a member of the International Collective of Female Cinematographers.