Sandrine Orabona has over two decades years of experience in documentary film and advertising, having built a reputation for highly personal, character-based storytelling. Her subjects have ranged from ordinary people with extraordinary stories, to the personal and intimate sides of larger-than-life icons.
Directing projects include Lady Valor: The Kristin Beck Story for CNN Films, a feature-length follow-documentary on the life of Senior Chief Kristin Beck who served over 20 years as a U.S. Navy SEAL and transitioned to a new life as a transgender woman upon retirement. State of Play: First Ladies for HBO Sports, profiles the lives of three women married to men whose careers in high-profile sports have an impact on their family lives, featuring Super Bowl Champion Mike Tomlin and his wife Kiya, and NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion Kevin Harvick and his wife DeLana.
She has also worked extensively in music documentaries, including the record- breaking film Michael Jackson’s This Is It and the upcoming documentary on Rihanna. She has directed long and short-form projects featuring artists Ne-Yo, Shakira, Becky G. and The Foreign Exchange, and for brands such as Allstate, McDonalds, Scion, Disney, Warner Bros. and Universal Studios.