A conversation with Director Jessica Sanders

Inside the Directors Vision: A conversation with Director Jessica Sanders

May 22, 2018 A DGA Asian American Committee Event

The DGA’s Asian American Committee (AAC) hosted a conversation with Director Jessica Sanders following their regular monthly meeting in the Los Angeles Boardroom on May 22. Sanders was on hand to discuss her discuss her creative process and screen her latest project, the short film End of the Line.

Based on Aimee Bender's surrealist short story that explores themes of power and abuse of power, in Sanders’ End of the Line, a lonely man goes to the pet store and buys a tiny man in a cage.

In a conversation moderated by Director/AAC Co-Chair Kevin Berlandi (Hana Grows a Tail), Sanders spoke about her journey to becoming a director and the making of End of the Line.

In addition to End of the Line, Sanders's filmography includes the feature length documentaries After Innocence and March of the Living; the documentary shorts Sing Opera!, George & Brad in Bed and George & Brad Live Long and Prosper; the short films Los Angels and Bunion; and an episode of the series Almost Asian. Sanders has been a DGA member since 2007.

About the Asian American Committee:

The Asian American Committee (AAC) was created as a networking group to provide a forum for interests and issues that concern Asian-American Guild members. Through outreach efforts in the entertainment industry that emphasize career development and skills enhancement, the committee provides a variety of networking opportunities as well as screenings, seminars and discussions with industry professionals. The current AAC Co-Chairs are Kevin Berlandi, Michael Goi and Steven J. Kung.


photos by Tricia Noble/DGA Staff

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