Director Xandy Sahla

Xandy’s biog

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Xandy has an incredible knowledge of the craft of filmmaking and boundless passion for all things film.

He studied directing at Bournemouth Film School and prior to that fine art & photography at Southwalk College of Art & Design. Xandy has had an outstanding career in the Britsh film and television industry as a camera operator. He has worked on many highly acclaimed feature films such as ‘Pride’, ‘Belle’ & ‘Skyfall’ and outstanding TV dramas such as ‘Mr Selfridges’, ‘Downton Abbey’ & ‘Sinbad’.

Click here to link to Xandy’s camera operator’s website: www.steadicamxandy.com

This extensive experience has gained him a huge amount of respect from producers, actors and crews. Over the years he has written, produced and directed several short drama films. He also has written a number of full length feature film scripts and television drama treatments. This portfolio of future projects for development are available upon request. 

In theatre he has worked for many years with celebrated actor, play write and theatre director Steven Berkoff. Working closely with Steven Xandy has kept a visual record of Steven’s work from it’s earliest moments of conception and workshops, through to producing broadcast quality multi-camera productions of his hit productions.

Within the local community Xandy Productions works with youth dance group Dexterity creating dance films.

 

Xandy Sahla Director’s resume

Also as: writer / producer

 

2nd Unit Director:

 

SINBAD   Sky One

2nd Unit Director / Action Director

Series 1- CGI fantasy adventure

 

SILENT WITNESS   BBC 1

2nd Unit Director

Series 12 – episode ‘Safe’

 

Short Films:

 

THE PROTAGONIST    Beg Steel Borrow & Xandy Productions

Writer, director, producer

16:9 – 2.35:1 colour – Arri Alexa Raw HD – 15mins

Starring: Elliot Cowan, Andrew Lee Potts, Amy Beth Hayes, Haruka Abe, Tanroh Ishida

 

BREATHE    Expanding Universe

Director

Episodes: 2 & 3, 16mins & 12mins, www.breathwith.me

Internet drama / Alternate Reality Game / interactive experience

Starring; Benedict Taylor, Emma Griffiths Malin, Liz Kettle, Charlie Covell, Andrew Roberston, Phoebe Vigor & Phil Clarke. Screened on-line as part of the BFI London Film Festival ‘Power to the Pixel’ cross media platform

 

THE CHOCOLATE MAN    Xandy Productions

Director, Producer

Short drama improvisation, 10mins

Starring: Neve McIntosh, Naoko Mori and Mary Stockley

 

SPLIT ENDS    Xandy Productions

Director, Producer, Writer

Short drama, 45mins

Starring: Pam Ferris, Sandra Voe, Tristan Sturrock, Daniele Lydon & Sarah Walton.

 

LAPIN    Bournemouth Film School

Director, Producer

Short drama, 10mins, graduation film

Screened: Edinburgh’95, Cannes’96, Channel 4 & Rapture TV

 

Theatre Plays ~ multi-camera productions:  

 

BIBLICAL TALES     Xandy Productions

Director, Producer

105mins, 2010

Steven Berkoff play performed at The New End Theater, Hampstead

 

ON THE WATER FRONT     Xandy Productions

Director, Producer

115mins, 2008

Steven Berkoff play performed at The Nottingham Playhouse Theater

 

SIT IN SHIVER       Xandy Productions

Director, Producer

93mins

Steven Berkoff play performed at The Hackney Empire Theater

 

Arts, Music, Dance:

 

LYDIA IN MOTION    Xandy Productions

Director, Producer

Lydia Costello performs a dance improvisation in an empty warehouse.

DOP: Masaharu Inui – black & white, 3.30 mins short

 

DEXTERITY DANCE    Xandy Productions

Director, Producer

Youth dance / media development & production training