Judy Sandra is a director, producer, screenwriter, author, and singer/songwriter. The comedy/drama feature film project "Metal Girl" is an adaptation of her autobiographical coming-of-age novel The Metal Girl. The "Metal Girl" screenplay has been nominated for four best screenplay awards, including being one of the three screenplay finalists in the 2016 Nottingham International Film Festival, Nottingham, UK. In 2018, she received her fifth screenplay award nomination for the short film script "Sunny Side Up".
Judy made her directorial debut with the short film "Angelito in Your Eye". The comedy/fantasy has received eight film award nominations from international film festivals, including nominations for Best Comedy Short Film, Best Genre Film, and Best Actor. "Angelito in Your Eye" was the Official Selection of numerous film festivals in the United States, United Kingdom, Denmark, Spain, and Belgium.
Judy began her artistic life as a visual artist and attended Philadelphia College of Art (PCA) (now The University of the Arts), where she majored in sculpture. She had a short career in fashion as a designer of hand-made sweaters and accessory items, both designing and overseeing the production of the line in India.
Judy is a self-taught filmmaker with a BA in English from Skidmore College and an MA in Creative Writing (Fiction) from The City College of New York, CUNY.
Judy lives in Los Angeles and is currently working on a comedy/drama musical feature film project set in the California desert.