Sandra Montiel, an award-winning film and television editor, discovered her love for film at the age of 13 in Peru when her uncle, a filmmaker, read her a screenplay during a day out. Despite her father's wishes for her to study business, Montiel pursued a degree in film at the University of Southern California, where she found her passion for editing. Through editing, she was able to exercise her creativity and have control over the final product. Her career started as an assistant editor working with Paul Thomas Anderson (Punch Drunk Love), Roman Coppola (CQ), and Alex Cox.
As a television and feature film editor, she has worked for various production companies (NBC, MTV, Netflix, Fox, ABC, Sony) on renowned projects by Lorne Michaels, David Caspe, Prentice Penny, and Jerry Bruckheimer among many others. Montiel's works include acclaimed projects such as ABC's "Happy Endings", Universal Television's "Brooklyn 99" and most recently the highly celebrated romantic-comedy "The Valet," a remake of the French film, "La Doublure," set against the backdrop of celebrity culture, which premiered on Hulu in 2022. Her most recent project is Lionsgate's "About My Father", featuring Sebastian Maniscalco and Robert De Niro. Born in Peru, Sandra is fluent in Spanish, Portuguese and French.
Montiel is a member of the American Cinema Editors (ACE) and is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in the film industry. She has served as a mentor for the ACE Diversity Mentorship Program, which aims to provide underrepresented editors with the opportunity to learn from experienced editors in the field. With her talent, dedication, and passion for storytelling, Montiel continues to be a prominent figure in the world of film editing.