• ABOUT

ABOUT

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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, FacebookSamsungAdidas, 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


CONTACT

COMMERCIAL / MUSIC VIDEO / SHORTS

Pattie Sueoka, THE GERSH AGENCY

psueoka@gersh.com

310.205.5818

FEATURE / TELEVISION

Sylvee Legge, THE GERSH AGENCY

slegge@gersh.com

212.634.8168

THE RED FUTON PRODUCTION

theredfutonbooking@gmail.com

DIRECT

sade.ndya.young@gmail.com


PRESS


Grass-Roots Networks Boosting Diversity on Hollywood Film & TV Crews
, LA TIMES

BLACK CREATORSBEATS FLEX, Beats By Dre

Black Creators Fund, Halsey

Insta Interview with Sade Ndya, PANAVISION

BIPOC Cinematographers, Camera Assistants, & Camera Technicians To Support, PANAVISON

How Does It Feel to Be a Woman in 2019?, MILK

100 Portraits, Bloody Gums Collective, LA Taco

Egg's Aisle, FLAUNT MAGAZINE

On the Rise: Sade Ndya, Queen Media Collective

Meet Sade, Repp Magazine


GEAR

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

Ambassador at SmallHD, Teradek, Wooden Camera, &  Hive Lighting