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Short Films - Narrative and Documentary

Training Wheels
United States, 2018, 15 min., Color, English
Texas Premiere- An incredibly gifted little girl uses her telepathic powers to bring her wayward father home.
Sandrel "Sanicole" Young
Sandrel "Sanicole" Young

Director Bio
Sandrel Nicole Young, also known in the filmmaking community as “Sanicole”, is an extraordinary writer/director born and raised on the Southside of Chicago, IL. She graduated with her film/video degree from Columbia College Chicago and has exhibited numerous short films in film festivals and television outlets around the country. She's also invested video work in prominent nonprofit organizations in Chicago dedicated to progressive information in health care, educating youth, rehabilitation and violence prevention. Her first film “Loose Change” was accepted into the Black Harvest Film Festival at Gene Siskel Theater in Chicago and premiered at its annual opening night as one of the leading films in its two-week run. Sanicole continued to be an active trailblazer in cinema by independently writing, producing, and directing a series of short films entitled, “The What Factor” (BHFF Selection), “The Color Of Acceptance” (Nationally Aired on African American Short Films), “Reflection” and “Text Tone” (BHFF and Aired on ABFF Aspire TV African American Shorts) and her latest film “Side Effects” (BHFF Selection). In addition to independent film work, she was also in collaboration with Pamela Bosley and Father Michael Pfleger, of St. Sabina Church; to produce a documentary entitled “A Journey To Peace”. The film highlights Chicago’s gang activity and it effects on surrounding neighbors. It also introduces the advancement of The Ark Of St. Sabina; it's programmed for children and violence prevention services provided to the Auburn Gresham community. She continued her efforts in the art of filmmaking online with her recent web series “The City Hates Us”, centered on a group of young artist who is struggling to find career success in inner-city Chicago. The Youtube series was a huge local hit and was highlighted in publications like Shadow and Act, Black Girl Nerds, Rolling Out and “The Morning Riot” on 107.5 WGCI radio station. Sanicole is now working in Chicago’s filmmaking industry scene as a production assistant, location scout, and assistant location manager for television shows produced out of Cinespace Studios such as “The Chi”, Amazon's "Patriot" "Chicago PD", Chicago Fire, and "Empire".
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