Sade Ndya is an LA based Cinematographer, who also specializes in Fine Art Photography and Community Organizing. Sade’s creative style is grounded in surreal-like imagery, intricate attention to production design and dynamic lighting dedicated to portraying the beauty in being black.
Through her creative work, Sade is actively dedicated to providing safe creative spaces for fellow BIPOC to carry out their personal visions and endeavors. At only 19, she started her own freelance production company called The Red Futon, where she cultivates space for BIPOC talent to freelance creating content for local brands and musicians. Additionally, she is also a Cinematography mentor at Made In Her Image, which is a non-profit that provides young brown and black girls education, resources and industry opportunities to learn the world of filmmaking.
Thinking the world was hers as soon as she owned her first DSLR, Sade began by just making films about people with stories to tell. All of these moments collectively becoming a part of her and who she is, shaping her knowledge and awareness of the world. She wants to promote this sense of self-actualization with her work. To help people become proud of who they are, where they came from, and what they believe in.
Sade is represented by The GERSH Agency. Her work has been published on platforms like The LA Times, Panavision, Beats By Dre, MILK and FLAUNT.
Clients Include: Apple, Nike, Target, Facebook, Samsung, Adidas, Reebok, Freeform, Glamour Magazine, Microsoft, Fujifilm, Raedio, Vaseline, Hillman Grad Productions, Aids Healthcare Foundation, Cherie
Affiliations : The ICFC, Made In Her Image, ARRAY Crew, The JTC List, SPORAS, Free The Work
COMMERCIAL / MUSIC VIDEO / SHORTS
Pattie Sueoka, THE GERSH AGENCY
FEATURE / TELEVISION
Sylvee Legge, THE GERSH AGENCY
THE RED FUTON PRODUCTION
Black Creators Fund, Halsey
Insta Interview with Sade Ndya, PANAVISION
Egg's Aisle, FLAUNT MAGAZINE
On the Rise: Sade Ndya, Queen Media Collective
Meet Sade, Repp Magazine
Blackmagic Ursa Mini Pro 4.6K Package
Sigma Art 18-35mm
Manfrotto 536 Tripod + 502 Fluid Head
Wooden Camera UMB-1 Mattebox
Set of Prism Filters, 4x5.65 DREAM FX, FLARE FX + STARBURST