The producing team of Sandra Cunningham and Robin Cass represent a stamp of commitment to character-driven story telling and strong working relations with the best of talent. As producers the team have worked with directors such as Atom Egoyan, Norman Jewison, Patricia Rozema, Robert Le Page, Jeremy Podeswa, Deepa Mehta, John Greyson, Thom Fitzgerald, Scott Smith and Richie Mehta, some of the country’s best. Actors with whom the pair are proud to have been associated with include Academy award-winners Colin Firth, Susan Sarandon, Michael Caine, Tilda Swinton and Christopher Plummer, as well as Max von Sydow, Annette Benning, Ian Holm, Tom McCamus, Timothy Olyphant, Kevin Bacon, Miranda Richardson and Sarah Polley. Writers with whom the team have been involved include Oscar-winner Ronald Harwood, Esta Spalding, Atom Egoyan and Karen Walton.

With titles such as Atom Egoyan’s THE SWEET HEREAFTER, Mary Harron’s MOTH DIARIES, Norman Jewison’s THE STATEMENT, Jeremy Podeswa’s FUGITIVE PIECES, Thom Fitzgerald’s THE HANGING GARDEN, John Greyson’s iconic LILIES and Gary Yate’s HIGH LIFE, their films screen regularly at the world’s top festivals.

Upcoming are adaptations of Ian Hamilton’s new hit crime series featuring high-end international debt collector AVA LEE and AMERICAN REAPER from Pat Mills’ graphic novel as well as the adaptation of Gil Adamson’s international best-selling novel THE OUTLANDER, both with Maven Pictues.

Sandra Cunningham

Sandra Cunningham

President and co-founder of Strada Films, Sandra Cunningham has over twenty-five years of experience in the international film industry.
She began her career in Montreal in distribution and promotion, which led to a five-year stretch working on independent productions in Rome. Upon her return to Canada, Sandra worked as a programmer for the Toronto International Film Festival for 2 years, and went on to start her own production company in the mid 90s. Strada Films has been successful in bringing critically acclaimed Canadian feature films to the big screen, including John L’Ecuyer’s, Curtis’s Charm, Robert Lepage’s Possible Worlds and a series of high profile international co-productions with Robert Lantos’ Serendipity Point Films, such as Atom Egoyan’s Ararat and Where the Truth Lies, Norman Jewison’s The Statement , Istvan Szabo’s Being Julia and most recently, Jeremy Podeswa’s Fugitive Pieces.

Sandra is an active member of the Canadian production community, sitting on a number of advisory committees and is the current Board Chair of the Canadian Film and Television Production Association. Projects in development include adaptations of the critically acclaimed and award winning novel DeNiro’s Game by Montreal-based Lebanese author Rawi Hage and Gil Adamson’s wildly successful debut novel, The Outlander. On a recent foray into television, Sandra produced seasons one and two of the performing arts series Triple Sensation for CBC.



  • Night Life
  • The Outlander
  • American Reaper
  • Ava Lee


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