Director and screenwriter Sande Zeig presented the world premiere of her latest film, Apache 8, at the 2011 Native American Film + Video Festival. Her 2008 documentary about Chinese healers, Soul Masters: Dr. Guo and Dr. Sha, was shown at the Sun Valley Spiritual Film Festival and was nominated for Best Documentary at the European Spiritual Film Festival in Paris. The Girl, Zeig’s first feature film, premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in 2000, was also screened at the Turin International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival and at the 2001 Berlin Film Festival, and it had limited theatrical release in the United States. Zeig produced and directed the narrative short Central Park, which premiered at Sundance and was screened at thirty other film festivals. Zeig is also president of the distribution company Artistic License Films.
Before becoming interested in film, Zeig worked for many years in theater as an actor, writer, and producer in Paris and New York. She has been an artist in residence at Goddard College and the University of Wisconsin, and a MacDowell Colony Fellow. She was the recipient of a California Council for the Arts’ Artist in Residence grant, an Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice grant and a fellowship from the Art Matters foundation. Originally from New York, Zeig now lives in Tucson.
Work featured: Apache 8