Sasha Gordon is an award-winning filmmaker and composer. Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, she immigrated to the US in 1989. Gordon has scored over 50 features and shorts (among them the Oscar-winning God of Love); directed several award-winning shorts (including Manhattan Melody, which premiered at the Telluride Film Festival and went on to play all over the world); and is thrilled to have just completed her debut feature, It Had To Be You, a subversive romantic comedy starring Cristin Milioti and Dan Soder. Sasha is currently scoring Amazon’s Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street and writing her next feature.
What are some of the biggest lessons you’ve learned? Just because something doesn’t turn out exactly as I pictured doesn’t mean it’s worse. Sometimes it’s just a lateral move, sometimes it is worse, and sometimes it can be better.
Favorite Austin Film Fest memory/experience? Seeing my film in a packed house on a great big screen and hearing people laugh at the first joke in the film. Then I could breathe easy and enjoy the rest of the screening.