He was born in Naples on June 13rd 1959. He attended the Cinematic Arts Experimental School for Film Direction and Script and got his diploma in 1987. In the meantime, he founded a band called the Panoramics, in which he was both songwriter and singer. The band collaborated with Mario Martone and the “Falso Movimento” Group; they also composed the soundtrack of Martone’s video called Perfidi incanti. After this, a single called Bugie colorate was a stunning work released in 1986 and the same album in 1989. Produced by the New Yorker rock avant-garde musician Peter Gordon, it got a remarkable success with critics, cult-experts and the new generations of music listeners. After an Extended Play in 1990, Estrellitael mix (a remix of a song taken from Bugie colorate) the band split up in 1991 and Sandro went on pursuing his goals. He worked with film directors such as Giuseppe De Santis, Marco Risi, Gianni Amelio, Francesco Rosi, Nanni Loy and Maurizio Scaparro. In particular, along with Mario Martone, from 1992 to 1998 he was assistant director and casting director, from the days of Morte di un matematico napoletano to the time of Teatro di guerra. He was a teacher for a few years and in 2004 his first film called La volpe a tre zampe (2001) was present in the contest at the Berlinale. The year before, on the occasion of the Giffoni Festival, the film was presented and got two awards. In 2005 he realized the 20-minute short film Compleanno. Giovanna Mezzogiorno and Piera degli Esposti got the prize as best actresses in the David di Donatello Film Contest. In 2013 the film Un consiglio a Dio competed in Pesaro and won the Jury Award at the Procida Film Festival. Touching is the monologue of Gennarino, a “corpse finder of illegal immigrants”. His interlocutor is Napoleone, a corpse: the today’s world consists of human beings who are trying to live but never manage to.