Sandeep Ravindranath is a student of the audio­visual arts. He has served as a live­sound engineer for such acts as Chitravina Ravi Kiran, Nagai Muralidharan, The Carnatica Brothers, Ustad Shahed Pervez Khan and Steve Gorn among others. As an on-location sound recordist, his work on the Lebanese film What Remains was shortlisted for the Student BAFTA in 2018. He holds a Master's degree in Music Technology from New York University and was a programmer analyst for Sony Music in Manhattan.
His directorial venture The Bookshelf dealt with the subject of growing intolerance in India and was commissioned by three publishing houses - Perumal Murugan’s Kalachuvadu, Indira Chandrasekhar’s Tulika, and Trivandrum based Chintha. In 2016, Sandeep was offered a full scholarship in the direction program at Columbia College Chicago where his thesis film Diary of an Outsider received invitation from the Directors Guild of America to its Student Awards. To date, his shorts Tharattu Pattu, The Bookshelf, Santhana Gopala, Diary of an Outsider and Sub Brothers have screened at over 100 film festivals in 20 countries winning numerous awards along the way. His latest short, Anthem for Kashmir, launched by Anand Patwardhan and T.M. Krishna was BANNED by the right-wing government of India.
  • Director (6 Credits)
    Anthem for Kashmir2022
    Short
    Sub Brothers2020
    Documentary, Short, Student
    Diary of an Outsider2019
    Short, Student
    A Prayer for the Childless2018
    Short, Student
    The Bookshelf2017
    Short
    Lullaby2014
    Short
  • Producer (5 Credits)
    Anthem for Kashmir2022
    Short
    Diary of an Outsider2019
    Short, Student
    A Prayer for the Childless2018
    Short, Student
    The Bookshelf2017
    Short
    Lullaby2014
    Short
  • Writer (5 Credits)
    Anthem for Kashmir2022
    Short
    Diary of an Outsider2019
    Short, Student
    A Prayer for the Childless2018
    Short, Student
    The Bookshelf2017
    Short
    Lullaby2014
    Short
  • On Location Sound (1 Credit)
    Diary of an Outsider2019
    Short, Student
Best New Voice
Diary of an Outsider
Immigration Film Fest
Washington DC
2021
Anand Patwardhan citation - "a brave and important intervention to confront majoritarianism in the diaspora"
Diary of an Outsider
Anand Patwardhan's Vikalp@Prithvi
Bombay
2021
Best Diversity Film
Sub Brothers
Petit Plan: Americana 2021
Athens
2021
Award for Outstanding Excellence
Diary of an Outsider
WRPN Film Festival
Delaware
2020
Best Student Film
A Prayer for the Childless
Vallabhbhai Patel International Film Festival
Surat
2020
Best Film
A Prayer for the Childless
Kannur Film Chamber Short Film Awards
Kannur
2020
Best Director
A Prayer for the Childless
Lohithadas Film Festival
Kerala
2020
Best Actress
A Prayer for the Childless
Lohithadas Film Festival
Kerala
2020
Best Second Film
Diary of an Outsider
Kasargod International Film Festival
Kasargod
2019
Jury Award
Diary of an Outsider
Chavara Film Festival
Cochin
2019
Finalist - Best Asian American Student Filmmaker
Diary of an Outsider
Directors Guild of America Student Awards
New York
2019
Winner
A Prayer for the Childless
Gateway Filmcenter Prize
Columbus
2019
Best Second Music Video
Lullaby
Kappa TV Awards
Cochin
2014
Gender Equality Award - Municipality of Alcamo Award
Lullaby
Cortiamo - Concorso internazionale per cortometraggi
Alcamo, Sicily
2014
Best Music Video
Lullaby
Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival
Delhi
2014
Finalist
A Prayer for the Childless
Splice Film Festival
Brooklyn
Semi Finalist
A Prayer for the Childless
Bali International Short Film Festival
Bali
Semi Finalist
A Prayer for the Childless
22nd Zanzibar International Film Festival
Zanzibar
In Competition
A Prayer for the Childless
12th Signs Festival
Thrissur