The Sweetness of Sunlight Through Glass

(2020) Directed and shot by Sierra Sanchez
Music by Sierra Sanchez
Starring Brian Cowe, Benjamin Heath, Gabriel Nelson and Cate D’Angelo

Part of the South Ave 24-hour Film Festival, 2020.

Close Encounter NOVA ONE Music Video

(2019) Directed by Sierra Sanchez and Roz Raskin;
Cinematography by Gabriel Nelson

Featured in The Fader: NOVA ONE takes another step into classic pop territory on “close encounter”

The Divining Bell

(2019) Directed by Sierra Sanchez and Gabriel Nelson;
Cinematography by Sarah Novak-Sheward


(2017) Directed by Gabriel Nelson
Cinematography by Sierra Sanchez

In Decision

(2017) Directed by Gabriel Nelson
Cinematography by Gabriel Nelson and Sierra Sanchez
Starring Mikey Bullister

In Decision is a multi-media installation

comprised of an abstract short film and a series of widescreen-format oil paintings. The project aims to provide a critical and visual discussion of the reactive moment one decides to act constructively or destructively in the face of life-changing events. The works investigate the incentives behind decisions that can either improve the character of the individual and propel them toward happiness, or else degrade oneself and his/her periphery relationships. The film and painted works question the effects of constructive or destructive actions and how these decisions collectively provide insight into the honest nature of one’s character.

View the In Decision paintings here:

Home / Sun Setting on Eric House

(2016) Direction, Cinematography and Score by Sierra Sanchez


Life Sciences PhD Programs at Brandeis University

(2020) Directed by Sierra Sanchez and Gabriel Nelson
Cinematography; Soundtrack — Sierra Sanchez
Prod. Sound; Editing & Color — Gabriel Nelson
Produced by Dr. Gina Turrigiano, Dr. Avital Rodal, Brandeis Life Sciences

Iron Gate Exhibition 2016

(2016) Directed by Gabriel Nelson
Cinematography by Sierra Sanchez, Gabriel Nelson, Benjamin Heath
Produced by Forte Productions

2016 Iron Gate Exhibition (IGX)

IGX is a three-day convention and tournament for Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA), an ancient Western martial art whose practices were lost to human knowledge until recently. IGX features an international community of martial artists and swordsmen who convene annually to compete and share in their learnings and discoveries.

Sierra mixes and produces electronic soundtracks

They create custom patches from sampled field recordings, producing textured, synth-forward scores for narrative films and documentaries.

Sierra Sanchez and Gabriel Nelson work as a duo

Mean Waterbud Films writes stories focused on queer protagonists who navigate unknown dangers in the outside world and hidden truths left unacknowledged in the depths of their psyche. Mean Waterbud Films tells live-action and animated stories that are at once empathetic, unsettling, human and alien in order to connect and unearth a raw view of what it is to be human through the lens of horror.