Hailing from Albuquerque, New Mexico, Shaandiin Tome is a celebrated filmmaker who gained widespread acclaim with her breakout short film "Mud (Hashtł’ishnii)," which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2018. Shaandiin's cross-cultural experiences enable her to collaborate with fellow trailblazers in capturing untold stories within the indigenous community, showcasing her perspective as a Diné woman through resonant imagery and compelling storytelling.
Shaandiin's body of work includes collaborations with prominent brands such as Levi’s, Vox, Vice, PBS, and National Geographic. Recognized for her narrative projects, she has been honored with prestigious fellowships including the Sundance Creative Producers’ Fellowship and the Sundance/One Fifty/Warner Media’s Indigenous Intensive Fellowship. Notably, Shaandiin was selected as a finalist for the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative alongside Spike Lee.