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Meet Sandy King Carpenter of Storm King Productions in Hollywood

Today we’d like to introduce you to Sandy King Carpenter.

Sandy, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I have been in the movie business since I graduated from college. I started out working in animation; transitioned to live action working as a crew person and finally as a producer. I now own my own production company making movies and television shows. We also have a division that publishes comic books. I have found that intellectual curiosity leads to opportunities I never imagined when I was younger.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
I think smooth roads are either a myth or a trap leading to stagnation.

We’d love to hear more about your business.
Storm King Productions is best known for genre entertainment–horror and science fiction. My husband is the director, John Carpenter. In him, I not only met my true love but my professional partner. Together we have made movies that range from fantasies like “Starman” and “Big Trouble in Little China” to horror movies like “Vampires” and “Prince of Darkness”.

We are storytellers. We can take you away from yourself for two hours in the dark or we can introduce you to a pair of comic book characters and take you on a journey for years that challenges your notions of who you are and what you believe in. Horror is an allegorical form of story-telling. People will always love to be taken on a thrill ride and emerge safely at the end of the day. We can do that.

What were you like growing up?
As a kid, I was a tomboy who was also a klutz. Not a great combination I guess, but I had a lot of adventures. I grew up half in L.A. and half on my grandfather’s ranch in Colorado. From the age of 10, I was buried in books. Horror classics like “Frankenstein” and “Dracula”. Spending a lot of my time alone in mountainous areas, I developed a pretty active imagination which seems to have come in handy later in life.

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Dan Santoni, Sandy, Boogie, John, Kyle Cassidy, John Shannon, Sidney Baldwin

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