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Sandi Somers | Photo credit: Neil Zeller

Sandi Somers

Multi-disciplinary artist brings her talents together to create and inspire

Cherie McMaster

She’s an award-winning filmmaker and director, a theatre maker, a mentor, the creator of a re-imagined Herland, Sandi Somers is also a past recipient of the Doug and Lois Mitchell Outstanding Calgary Artist Award. Having started her career in visual arts and theatre, then moving into film, Somers saw how film could incorporate different aspects of the arts.

“When I came across film… I started realizing that directors have this amazing capacity of looking at so many elements and bringing them all together into one voice, and I was quite intrigued by that in itself. It also allowed me to bring in all the other disciplines that I had in a new and exciting way.”

Somers feels that a lot of her stories deal with connection and how we connect, a theme that runs throughout her work and continues to inspire her. 

Listen to this week’s podcast to hear more from Somers as she talks about her creative practices, what led her to filmmaking, the importance of mentorships, and how awards and accolades can help spread the love.


About The Storytelling Podcast

Sharing diverse stories of creativity in our city, The Storytelling Podcast shines a spotlight on artists and projects that connect Calgarians to the arts.

Part of The Storytelling Project, this series raises awareness about Calgarians who, by living creative lives, are making Calgary a better city, effecting positive change and enriching others’ lives.

Have a story to share? Email us at submissions@calgaryartsdevelopment.com.

Part of The Storytelling Project, this series raises awareness about Calgarians who, by living creative lives, are making Calgary a better city, effecting positive change and enriching others’ lives.

Have a story to share? Email us at submissions@calgaryartsdevelopment.com.

Have a story to share? Email us at submissions@calgaryartsdevelopment.com.

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