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’
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
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
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
Short drama, 10mins, graduation film
Screened: Edinburgh’95, Cannes’96, Channel 4 & Rapture TV
Theatre Plays ~ multi-camera productions:
BIBLICAL TALES Xandy Productions
Steven Berkoff play performed at The New End Theater, Hampstead
ON THE WATER FRONT Xandy Productions
Steven Berkoff play performed at The Nottingham Playhouse Theater
SIT IN SHIVER Xandy Productions
Steven Berkoff play performed at The Hackney Empire Theater
Arts, Music, Dance:
LYDIA IN MOTION Xandy Productions
Lydia Costello performs a dance improvisation in an empty warehouse.
DOP: Masaharu Inui – black & white, 3.30 mins short
DEXTERITY DANCE Xandy Productions
Youth dance / media development & production training