New York, NY
As climate change erases the Louisiana coast, the last two teenagers on Isle de Jean Charles fight to stay on an island that's been their family home for generations.
Sandra Winther is a New York-based film director from Copenhagen, Denmark. Focused on capturing the stories and pulse of vibrant youth culture, her work brings intimacy and authenticity together in a cinematic vision.
Her documentary ‘Lowland Kids’ tackles the subject of climate change through the eyes of two American teenagers on a sinking island in Louisiana. After premiering at SXSW in 2019, the film screened at over 30 festivals and received several awards, including the Audience Award for Best Documentary at Palm Springs Shortfest (2019) and a Cinema Eye Honors Nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Short (2020).
Other accomplishments include the ‘Filmmaker of the Future’ Award at Rhode Island Film Festival (2019), the Nowness Award for Breakthrough Artists for Cultural Excellence in Film and Video (2020), the New York Women in Film Content Creator Award (2019) and a Silver Clio for her work with Beats By Dre (2018).
Winther is currently developing concepts for television and cinema. Her commercial clients include Nike, Adidas, New Balance, Beats By Dre, MTV, i-D and more.