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Founders

Kerry Sunderland

Sandra Cook

Kerry Sunderland, Producer/Writer

Kerry Sunderland

As well as being Internet savvy, Kerry Sunderland is a master of punctuation. Kerry knows her colons from her asterisks and her MYSQL from her HTML, and she runs Evolve Media Consulting to help others navigate their way through the world of web.

Kerry exists simultaneously in two planes of reality. In hard copy she has written and produced magazines, training materials, educational curricula, and CD games. In the virtual world Kerry has produced websites for the Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC), Arts Northern Rivers (ANR) and the Visual Arts Network (VAN), and many other acronyms. Kerry is so dedicated to her craft that when she lived in the UK in the late '90s she developed online content and marketing plans for AOL, Netscape Online, Compuserve, and Sony's Friendfactory instead of wearing Docs and a bowler hat with a sunflower on it and listening to Blur and Oasis like everybody else.

Kerry is also an instructor with the World Taiji Boxing Association (WTBA), and regularly practices this internal martial art. She brings this personal focus to her professional passion: multiplatform work for documentaries such as The Man Who Stole My Mother's Face, I Told You I was Ill: The Life and Legacy of Spike Milligan and The Burning Season.

Kerry suffered a serious injury after a car crash when she was a young girl. This personal experience inspired her to go on this adventure with Sandra.

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Sandra Cook, Director/Producer

Sandra Cook

Sandra Cook's idea of a good time is going somewhere mysterious and inconvenient in order to shoot people. With a camera, of course! After several years adventuring in developing countries and hitch-hiking on yachts, Sandra ended up in Mexico on the user-end of an underwater camera. This experience inspired her to go back to Australia and study the craft of filmmaking in her hometown of Adelaide. Since then, Sandra has worked on the feature documentaries The Burning Season (2008, in Borneo), Show Me the Magic (Upcoming, in New Zealand), and The Future of the Forests (Upcoming, in Papua New Guinea) as well as freelancing in film & TV camera departments. When she's not on location (and sometimes, when she is) Sandra enjoys being underwater, thinking about travelling and watching movies with happy endings.

Sandra's personal encounter with road trauma inspired her to create this site so that people can evoke positive change. After trying to produce a traditional TV documentary on her family's experience, she decided to clamber over all the roadblocks she encountered and embrace a multiplatform approach instead, which is a more accessible for everyone and many more people can benefit kinda thing.

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