About the Filmmakers
Sandra Alvarez- Director
Sandra Alvarez has twelve years of experience directing and producing a wide spectrum of documentary and television programs appearing on CNN, Netflix, Sundance Channel, History Channel, BBC America, A&E Network, and Discovery Channel. Her previous work includes serving as one of the directors of the Netflix Original documentary series, TURNED ON that premiered at Sundance in 2017. She also recently produced on CNN’s documentary series THE NINETIES and THE HISTORY OF COMEDY. Sandra is also currently working with producer Amanda Spain on the feature-length documentary, A SECRET LEGACY about a secretive CIA Operation in the Congo in the 60's involving her Cuban grandfather. For more information on her unscripted television work, visit her website: www.reelmuse.com
Amanda Spain- Director
Amanda has been a producer and director in documentaries and television for over fifteen years. Recently she was honored to become a 2016 Sundance Producing Fellow. She is also producing multiple projects including THE INDUSTRIAL MUSICALS MOVIE (executive produced by David Letterman and directed by Dava Whisenant). She recently produced and directed two short documentaries for ESPN's acclaimed 30 FOR 30 series: WRESTLING THE CURSE and SON OF SOUTH SUDAN (executive produced by Eva Longoria), which premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival. She also produced and directed IN THEIR BOOTS (executive produced by Robert Greenwald), which was nominated for an IDA award in the Limited Series category. Spain’s work has appeared on A&E, PBS, MTV, Link TV and The Sundance Channel and her films have been accepted into Women's International Film Festival and New Fest. In 2013 she started Giving Voice Films, a company dedicated to producing compelling documentaries for both the large and small screen.