Sande Zeig
Director & Producer

Sande Zeig directed and produced five films including the short CENTRAL PARK, which premiered at Sundance in 1994; a feature THE GIRL, based on a short story by French writer Monique Wittig in 2001, which premiered at Toronto and Berlin; the documentary SOUL MASTERS: DR. GUO & DR. SHA, released in 2008; APACHE 8, a documentary about Apache women firefighters, broadcast on PBS in 2011; and SISTER JAGUAR’S JOURNEY completed in 2015, which tells the story of a Dominican nun who finds peace and forgiveness through plant medicine in the Amazon rainforest.

Zeig was the Founder and President of Artistic License Films, a film distribution company that distributed over a hundred films including films by Ismail Merchant, Michel Negroponte, Jim Stark, Kore-eda Hirakazu, Theo Angelopoulos, Fridrick Thor Fridriksson, and Jeanne Jordan and Steve Ascher.

The Backstory

In March 2017, I arrived in Bangkok from Beijing. I had five days before traveling on a humanitarian trip to Bhutan. The CEO of my company knew Venerable Mae Chee Sansanee and suggested I stay at Sathira Dhammasathan.  I arrived at 3:00 am and was welcomed by five nuns. The next day I was invited to meet Ven. Mae Chee Sansanee, who is recognized as the Spiritual Leader of Thailand.  Since I’m a filmmaker, I joined their media crew for their activities. I was so touched by the experience, I wanted to share it with the English-speaking world.

Meet The Team

Joy 1

Joy Punvadee Amornmaneekul

Asst. to Ven. Mae Chee Sansanee


Nina Mistry



George Lechaptois

Director Photography


Laura temp

Laura Van Schendel



Simon Nuchtern, Katina Productions

Executive Producer

English Subtitles


Jeff Pace

Production Sound Mixer



Wendy Blackstone


        Sneak Preview on February 23 & 23, 2019 at Sathira- Dhammasathan