About Sandy

A multi-talented creative, Sandy is best known for her work bringing the Black Lives Matter movement to Canada and as co-host and producer of the Sandy & Nora Talk Politics podcast.

Co-Founder of the groundbreaking production company Above the Palace, Sandy has several film and television projects in development with several exciting partners, including Club Red Productions, Anatomy of Restlessness Films and On Canada Project. Sandy was an Executive Producer and Producer on Aftercare, Above the Palace’s first film, which was a 2023 Official Selection of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).

Sandy is a graduate of the Schulich Executive Education Women in Film and Television Media Leadership program and is a recipient of the Rogers-BSO Script Development Fund for a project in development. Sandy is an Executive Producer on Black Life: Untold Stories, a forthcoming eight-part CBC documentary series about Black history in Canada and a 2023 TIFF Official Selection.

Sandy is also a lawyer and a best-selling author. Her second book about policing and racism, is due for release in 2025. Named one of the most powerful Canadians by Maclean’s Magazine and one of Toronto’s most influential people by Toronto Life, Sandy co-founded the Wildseed Centre for Art & Activism, a Black-owned and operated art-based community centre in Toronto, and Black Legal Action Centre, a specialty legal aid clinic.

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