Sade Ndya is an LA based Cinematographer, who also specializes in Fine Art 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 organizing work, Sade works with Made In Her Image, a non-profit that provides women and non-binary youth of color with education, resources and industry opportunities in film, media, and technology. Their programs have expanded with partnerships from companies like Panavision, A24, and Sundance.
Sade is represented by The Gersh Agency. Her work has been published on platforms like The LA Times and Netflix, where her work was highlighted in the recent documentary Strong Black Lens. She has freelanced working for companies like BET, Disney, NBC, Hillman Grad and Hoorae. Her recent film, Soñadora, had its debut premiere at Tribeca Film Festival.
Sade's current video installation, "Re-Imagining Black ___" is now on exhibition at WACO Theater Center in Los Angeles, curated by Tina Knowles Lawson.
The ICFC, Creative Solutions, The JTC List, SPORAS
2023 "Re-Imagining Black ___", Witness at WACO Theater Center
2019 "Bloody Gums", 100 Portraits
2018 "A Weary Performance", Represent: Power in Color
Netflix x Strong Black Lead: Strong Black Lens
Grass-Roots Networks Boosting Diversity on Hollywood Film & TV Crews, LA TIMES
BLACK CREATORS x BEATS FLEX, Beats By Dre
Black Creators Fund Recipient , Halsey
Interview with Sade Ndya, PANAVISION
COMMERCIAL / MUSIC VIDEO
FILM / TV