Sandeep Sharma

Sandeep Sharma

Director and Editor

New York City, New York

Member Since:
January 2012
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About Sandeep

A few months after graduating from Wake Forest University I moved to New York City and landed back-to-back gigs as a PA on Fox’s New York Undercover and HBO's The Sopranos. I transitioned into feature films working on A Perfect Murder (Michael Douglas & Gwyneth Paltrow) followed by Substance of Fire (Sarah Jessica Parker & Timothy Hutton).

I then drove out West and found work on the films Phoenix (Ray Liotta) and Deep Impact (Morgan Freeman & Elijah Wood). I then spent the following year in India working on the controversial films Kama Sutra and Fire.

I then moved into the ad word as an Associate Producer for DDB Chicago highlighted by 3 Super Bowl commercials for Budweiser Beer.

After advertising, I became an adjunct faculty in the film department at Columbia College Chicago. I also formed my production company A Light in the Universe Filmworks (aka ALITUF).

I am currently in New York City freelancing as a commercial director and editor and continuing to produce content through ALITUF.

My most recent short film Magician of the Heart has been selected in 2021 to screen in Tokyo, Paris, London, Montreal, Phoenix, New York, Toronto and Seoul.

Unique traits: Ridiculously good at ping pong.




    Film (short) by Sandeep Sharma Director + Editor The sudden and unexpected death of his fiancé has left 38-year-old Jakub trying to put the pieces of his life back together. As a way to deal with his loss, he begins making online life advice videos in his mother’s one-bedroom home as a way to deal with his grief. Donning a wet suit and the online personality of Mister M.O.T.H, the Magician of the Heart, Jakub begins his journey to try and find some peace and meaning in his life once again.

  • KOFE

    KOFE (2019)
    Commercial by Barnes & Noble Director + Editor


    BOOK HAUL (2019)
    Commercial by Barnes & Noble Director + Editor

  • India Photo Essay

    India Photo Essay (2018)
    Film (short) by A Light in the Universe Filmworks Photographer

  • Doritos Middle Management

    Doritos Middle Management (2016)
    Commercial by A Light in the Universe Filmworks Director + Editor spec

  • Bajofondo

    Bajofondo (2015)
    Film (short) by A Light in the Universe Filmworks Director + Editor Documentary short featuring Academy Award winning film composer Gustavo Santaolalla

  • Immigration Rights PSA

    Immigration Rights PSA (2014)
    Film (short) Director + Editor

  • A Moment

    A Moment (2012)
    Film (short) by A Light in the Universe Filmworks Director + Editor An experimental project of juxtaposed images that I captured over a period of 4 years. Official Selection Film One Film Festival

  • Domestic Violence PSA

    Domestic Violence PSA (2010)
    Film (short) by A Light in the Universe Filmworks Director + Editor Public Service Announcement for Chicago based Apna Ghar (Our Home<)/i> a human rights organization that works to end gender violence.


  • Official Selection Tokyo International Short Film Festival

  • Official Selection Paris International Short Festival

  • Finalist New Wave Short Film Festival

  • Official Selection Hollywood International Golden Age Festival

  • Quarterfinalist STAGE 32 Short Film Contest

  • Official Selection Venice Shorts

  • Official Selection Toronto Independent Film Festival

  • Official Selection London Indie Short Festival

  • Official Selection Montreal Independent Film Festival

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