Cindy Sanabria (Film Skillet Member) - New York NY USA
Pursuing her lifelong passion for storytelling, Cindy Sanabria is an emerging independent filmmaker, writer, and special effects makeup artist from NYC. Cindy currently holds a 2009 Associate’s Degree in Video Arts & Technology from the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) and a 2011 BFA in film from The City College of New York.
Determined to make her mark in the film industry, Cindy formed WriterScene to channel her various creative projects and partnerships. WriterScene is a group of aspiring NYC video/film artists devoted to making no/low budget guerilla films. From 2010-2011, Cindy put together the “WriterScene Variety show” which highlights various short film screenings of all genres from the WriterScene team, combined with performances through a series of quarterly events.
In spring 2010, Cindy made a documentary about the infamous Fangoria horror magazine. In 2009,Cindy taught film, video and TV studio production to students at a theater program (Pequeno Teatro) in a New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) community center on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.
In June 2009, Cindy was nominated to represent her school (BMCC) with a news piece segment titled “What’s eating NY?” She wrote, produced, edited, and filmed for CUNY television’s boot camp, working closely with Warren Lustig chief editor and producer for CBS 60 minutes. WriterScene was chosen by Imagenation, in February 2009 to film the 20th Anniversary of Spike Lee’s film “Do the Right Thing”, a promotion for the 2009 summer release on Blue Ray disc. In November 2009 WriterScene was commissioned for the red carpet premiere of Old Dirty Bastard’s biographic documentary “Dirty”.
In the summer of 2009, Cindy wrote her first feature film titled “Momentum”, an action packed love story about a young man with an amazing talent, and the issues he faces with homelessness and romance. Her synopsis for this film was elected for the NY international Latino film festival 2009 Pitch-a-thon contest sponsored by HBO.
Cindy’s independent short film “I Got Flowers Today” earned a Third Place award in the Broadcast Education Association’s national Two-Year/Small College Student Festival awarded at a 2009 ceremony at the NAB(National Association of Broadcasters) convention in Las Vegas, NV. Cindy has shown the film in a variety of outlets to create dialogue and raise awareness about domestic violence.
Cindy is a member with NYWIFT (New York Women of Film and Television) and NALIP (National Association of Latino Independent Producers). At this time, she is currently in post production on her first feature length horror film "FERAL CHILD."