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Sandrene Matthews

Assistant Director, Writer, Actor

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Sandrene loves stories and hates cliches. A former child actress, Sandrene has spent the majority of her life in the creative world. Often told she was too shy to be in entertainment, she repeatedly silenced and astonished naysayers, performing on stage in leading roles in Hello, Dolly, Godspell and A Christmas Story, starring in numerous PSAs filmed in her hometown of Pittsburgh, PA and competing in and winning a variety of vocalist, instrumentalist and dance competitions. By the time she graduated high school she was also a multiple-published author of short stories and poetry.


Her busy schedule led her to take more behind the scenes roles, a job she quickly learned she also enjoyed. Over the years Sandrene has been a director, editor, stage manager, photographer, cinematographer and monitor engineer.


Eager to return to her storytelling roots, she now focuses on writing and directing, with a strong passion for creating characters struggling to be seen, and focusing on emotionally charged themes of personal growth, being your best self, and rising to do extraordinary things.

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