Sandrine Orabona is an Emmy award winning director and producer with experience in documentary film, television and advertising. She focuses primarily on highly personal, character-based storytelling, her subjects ranging from ordinary people with extraordinary stories, to the personal and intimate sides of larger-than-life icons.
Directing projects include Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty Show Vol. 1 and 2 (Amazon Prime), a fiercely female fashion event featuring women of all backgrounds and body types. Lady Valor: The Kristin Beck Story (CNN Films), a feature-length follow-documentary on the life of Senior Chief Kristin Beck who served over 20 years as a U.S. Navy SEAL and transitioned to a new life as a transgender woman upon retirement. State of Play: First Ladies (HBO Sports), profiles the lives of three women married to men whose careers in high-profile sports have an impact on their family lives, featuring Super Bowl Champion Mike Tomlin and his wife Kiya, and NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion Kevin Harvick and his wife DeLana.
She has also worked extensively in music documentaries, including the record-breaking film This Is It (Sony Pictures), where she followed Michael Jackson in the final weeks of his life while preparing for his “This Is It” tour, produced the upcoming documentary on Rihanna, which provides an unfiltered look into the global icon, and directed Artbound’s The West Coast Sound: An LA Jazz Legacy (PBS) about the roots of art and activism in the South LA jazz community. She has directed long and short-form projects featuring artists Ne-Yo, Shakira, SZA, Becky G. and The Foreign Exchange.
Orabona’s brand work can be seen as part of Allstate’s Black History Month campaign #worthtelling as well as spots for clients including Miller Lite, McDonalds, Scion, Disney, Warner Bros. and Universal Studios.