Stephanie Saint Sanchez is a by-any-means-necessary media artist, movie maker, and instigator. A Tejana raised in the MTV-era of the1980s, she received her first video camera at age 13 and was off and running, creating video stories and mini-epics. Under the banner La Chicana Laundry Pictures, she has written, produced, and directed more than 30 award-winning, genre-splitting short films. Her work has been screened extensively both locally and nationally.
She is the Founder and Executive Director of Senorita Cinema, an all-Latina Film Festival, which was selected as a Warhol Foundation Idea Fund recipient. She has served on QFest, Houston International LBGT film festival, and the Diverseworks Artist Advisory Board and is a Co-Founder of GenderReel Houston.
She is a recipient of a S.W.A.M.P. Emerging Filmmakers Fellowship, Houston Arts Alliance Individual Artist Award, The Lawndale Artist Studio Program, and was featured as one of Houston Press 100 Creatives.
When not making movies and hosting super fun events, Sanchez also makes art cars, VHS furniture, and her own line of dead celebrity prayer candles.