Sandro Suppnig is a director of film and commercial advertising. Born in Austria he brings his multi-cultural sensibility to the worlds that he creates across all formats.
His most notable work includes the short film, “YOU,” which was commissioned by the German haircare brand Schwarzkopf, and has been watched by more than 45 Million people worldwide; “Si Hubieras Querido”, the official video clip of Pablo Alboran’s Album Album “Vertigo”; (I’m Gonna) Love Me Again, celebrating Elton John’s Oscar winning song, which was nominated for the La Jolla and the Buenos Aires International Fashion Film Festival and “Screentest L.A.”, which won the London Fashion Film Festival in the category “Best Advertisement” in September 2019.
He started his career in New York City in the production of global advertising campaigns for fashion brands such as Missoni, Dsquared, H&M etc. and for special projects for entertainment clients including Madonna and Beyoncé. At that time, he collaborated with some of the world’s leading photographers, most notably Steven Klein, Steven Meisel, and Mert & Marcus. Sandro then gradually merged into the creative side of the industry and started to direct music videos, fashion films, and TV commercials. His emotionally charged short films and digital campaigns are defined by a mesmerizing visual style, an innate attention to detail, and a strong sense of narration. His work draws upon elements from film noir to the avant-garde and pop-art. To date, he’s created motion film capsules for Warner Music, Universal Interscope, Max Mara, Nars Cosmetics, Davidoff, Johnson&Johnson, Nioxin, General Motors, Vogue, Flair etc; and has partnered with leading agencies such as DDB, BBDO, Selectworld, Scholz&Friends, Havas, Leo Burnett and Jung von Matt among others.
Sandro has been a vocal and tireless advocate for LGTBIQ causes throughout his career, most recently with a pro-bono project called “Be Yourself”, which he created for Bulgarian based NGO “Singlestep”. The touching film encouraged LGTBIQ youth, transcended gender norms and borders, and was prominently featured in Vogue Italia’s online edition for pride month.
Educated in Paris and Los Angeles at the Université Paris Dauphine and at the UCLA School for Film, Theater &Television, respectively, Sandro holds a Master’s degree in Marketing and Communications, a Professional Certificate in Film and TV Production and is fluent in 5 languages including German, English, French, Spanish and Italian.
He divides his time between Los Angeles and Paris.