Sandra Hernandez, Creative Advisor
Sandra Hernandez, Creative Advisor Hernandez is the new Costume Director, for Ava DuVernay's Queen Sugar on OWN (Oprah Whitney Network). She also served as Costume Designer for Shots Fired on Fox Network and Beyond the Light both directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood.
Hernandez began her illustrious career as a Costume Designer working under Academy Award nominated Costume Designer Ruth Carter on Malcolm X, directed by Spike Lee, and Amistad, directed by Steven Spielberg.
Hernandez’ first opportunity as a feature film Costume Designer came in 1993 designing Darnell Martin’s I Like it Like That, which was followed by a three picture collaboration with Spike Lee on Girl Six, Get on the Bus, and He Got Game. Using her fashion forward designs, Sandra has lent her unique style to such films as Thomas Carter’s Save the Last Dance, starring Julia Stiles, Leon Ichaso’s Pinero starring Benjamin Bratt, El Cantante starring Mark Antony and Jennifer Lopez, and Spike Lee’s The 25th Hour, starring Edward Norton. Sandra also designed Dito Montiel’s A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, which garnered two awards at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival.
She also designed Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, directed by Peter Sollett and starring Michael Cera, the award-winning The Secret Life of Bees, directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood and starring an ensemble cast that includes Dakota Fanning, Queen Latifah, Jennifer Hudson, Sophie Okonedo and Alicia Keys, and Lottery Ticket with director Erik White and starring Ice Cube. She just wrapped Dito Montiel’s Son of No One starring Al Pacino, Channing Tatum, Tracy Morgan and Ray Liotta.
In between films, Hernandez uses the same creative energy she imparts in her filmmaking to the kitchen creating delectably rich and decadent “Flans.”