About Sandeep

Sandeep lives and works in New York City freelancing as an editor and director. He was born in the southern part of West Virginia. He graduated from Wake Forest University with a degree in political science, but an elective course in theatre turned his sights from law school to directing.

Having absolutely no production experience, but a goal of working in the film industry, he ventured to New York with a duffle bag of clothes, found a roommate, and they shacked up in a 500 square foot apartment in the East Village.

After four non-paying jobs he changed tactics. He snuck into the studio of a major network TV series and for three days, he hid behind stage flats and quickly learned some lingo and crew positions.  His first big break came after he made a connection on that set and was hired as a production assistant on HBO’s The Sopranos.

A flurry of production jobs in New York City and Los Angeles soon followed, working with Morgan Freeman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sarah Jessica Parker, Michael Douglas, Elijah Wood and Viggo Mortensen.

He then spent a year in India working with Academy Award nominated director Mira Nair and internationally acclaimed director Deepa Mehta. He was given some advice from Deepa, that altered his trajectory.  “Sandeep, if you want to learn to make movies you have to go make some movies”.

A month later, he formed his production company A LIGHT IN THE UNIVERSE FILMWORKS. He has directed and edited music videos, commercials, short form documentaries and narratives that have screened internationally.

His most recent project Magician of the Heart is concluding its festival run in 2023. To date, the film has received 17 Official Selections, including four Finalist wins, one Semi-finalist win and two honorable mentions.

Currently, he is in the early phases of his next music video that will be exploring AI technology in storytelling.