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Sally Ingleton

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Singing Nomads Productions Pty Ltd produces quality documentaries for Australian and international television. It has made award-winning documentaries for BBC, Channel Four, Discovery Channel, ABCTV, SBSTV, and NHK. These programs have sold to all major territories.
 
The principal is Sally Ingleton who graduated from Swinburne Film and Television School, Australia in 1984 and since then has produced and directed her own documentaries.
 
She has specialised in making intimate character based stories often about people from other cultures. The work has extended to making science, environment, archaeology, natural history and marine based programs. Apart from directing her own documentaries she has done freelance directing with CBC Canada's Nature Of Things and ABC's Catalyst Science Show.
 
Credits include:
 
2009 PENGUIN ISLAND (6x30/3x52 BBC, ABC, Arte France, National Geographic TV International) Series Producer. Follows life in the Little Penguin colony of Phillip Island Australia. Produced with the assistance of Screen Australia and Film Victoria.
 
2009 EYE FOR ARCHITECTURE (SBS/AVRO/ National Geographic TV International) Producer/Director. Biography of the work of Australia's top architectural photographer John Gollings. Produced with the assistance of Film Victoria.
 
2008 TIBET:MURDER IN THE SNOW (SBS,BBC, TSR, RTBF, YLE, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TELEVISION INTERNATIONAL) Producer. In September 2006 a group of young Tibetans were shot at by Chinese border guards as they tempted a daring escape from their homeland. The incident was witnessed by a team of mountain climbers who filmed the shooting. This is their story. Produced with the assistance of Screen Australia and Film Victoria.
 
2008 COMMUNITY COP (SBS) Producer. Follows the work of an innovative community policing program in inner city Melbourne. Produced with the assistance of Screen Australia.
 
2008-07 SEED HUNTER (55 minutes ABC, RTE, ARTE, SVT, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TELEVISION INTERNATIONAL) Producer/Director. Developed with the assistance of the Australian Film Commission and Financed with the Assistance of Film Finance Corporation. Follows Australian scientist Dr Ken Street on a quest through Central Asia to find rare plants whose genes may help save our food from the threat of climate change.
Winner Best Documentary -Science, Technology and the Environment ATOM Awards 2008
Special Development Award Wildlife Film Festival VAASA Finland 2008
Nominated Best Environment Documentary EARTH VISION Tokyo, Japan 2009
Best Nature/Science Documentary China Dragon China Awards 2009
Selected Best Conservation Film Festival USA

 
2006 2 MUMS AND A DAD (52 mins SBS) Producer. The story of two lesbians and a gay man's rocky road to 3-way parenting.
Winner Best Documentary ATOM (Australian Teachers of Media) Awards 2007
Winner Best Documentary Dendy Awards Sydney Film Festival 2007
Finalist Best Documentary Human Story Australian Teachers of Media Awards ATOM 2007

 
2005 WELCOME 2 MY DEAF WORLD (52 minutes SBSTV) Writer/Producer. Following two deaf teenagers in their final year at school.
Nominated Best Documentary Australian Film Institute Awards 2006
Nominated Best Documentary Australian Teacher's of Media (ATOM) Awards 2006
Voted Most Popular Documentary Real Life on Film festival Melbourne 2006

 
2002 MUDDY WATERS - Life and Death On The Great Barrier Reef (52 mins SBSTV) Writer, Director and Co Producer. Australia's Great Barrier Reef is threatened by farm chemicals and land run-off. What can be done to save it? Producer Film Australia in association with December Films.
Jury Prize Earth Vision Festival Tokyo 2004
Best Environment and Conservation Award Japanese Wildlife Film Festival 2003
Nominated Finalist International Science Film festival Hungary 2003
Certificate of Merit International Film Festival Italy 2003.
Short-listed - Richard Keefe Memorial Award for Best Documentary on Sustainable Development British Environment and Media Awards, UK, 2003
Festival International du Film Nature & Environment, France, 2003
Finalist - Resolution of Environmental Issues United Nations Association of Australia Media Peace Awards, Australia, 2003

 
2001 DOLPHIN MANIA (55 mins ABCTV) Producer/Director. About the impact of tourism on wild dolphins.
 
2000 PAINTING COUNTRY (55 mins SBSTV/NHK) Writer/Director. HDTV documentary that takes a group of Aboriginal artists on a journey back to their traditional country.
Winner Silver Chris Award Best Arts program Columbus Film Festival
Finalist in the International Electronic Cinema Festival. Tokyo.

 
2000 THE LAND HAS EYES Line Producer. Feature film shot in Fiji, which has won several international awards and is due for Australian release in November 2005.
 
1999 PANDORA'S SECRETS (50 mins BBC/Discovery Channel) Associate Producer. Archaeological underwater shipwreck expedition for Journeys To The Bottom Of The Sea series.
 
1997 MAO'S NEW SUIT (16mm, 51 minutes, Mandarin/English subtitles) CH 4; SBSTV; Producer/Director. Documentary that charts the course of two Beijing fashion designers as they launch themselves on the Shanghai market.
Winner Kodak Eastman Award Windy City Documentary Fest. Chicago 1998
Nominated Best Documentary Hawaii Int. Film Festival 1997
Dendy Award Nominee Best Documentary Sydney Film Festival 1998
Sold to Ch 4 UK, Discovery Channel USA, Spain, Poland, NHK Japan, Arte Germany/France, Norway, Sweden, & Netherlands.

 
1996 SILK AND STEEL (56 mins, Indonesian/English subtitles) ABCTV; Writer/Director. Documentary about the changing role of women in Indonesia.
 
1995 THE ISABELLAS (54 mins, Cantonese/English subtitles) SBS TV Producer/Director. Documentary about 56 Chinese 'boat people' who landed in Australia's remote North West and their ongoing battle to receive refugee status.
 
1993 THE TENTH DANCER (16mm 52 minutes, Cambodian with English subtitles) Producer/Director. Documentary about a master teacher and her pupil who survived the Cambodian holocaust and returned to rebuild the Cambodian Dance Company after Pol Pot.
Sold to ABC TV; BBC; CANAL PLUS France; Germany; NHK Japan; Poland; Discovery USA; Hong Kong; Taiwan; Singapore; Malaysia; New Zealand; Spain and Belgium.
Invited to over 20 international film festivals, including Cinema Du Reel and winning awards in Japan, Chicago and San Francisco (Golden Gate Award) plus a nomination for Best Documentary at Hawaii International Film Festival. Won BEST Documentary 1994 Australian Teachers of Media Awards.

 
And other titles Showmen 1990, Mayday (SBSTV) 1990, Buddha Wish Me Luck (SBSTV) 1989 For Better For Worse (SBSTV) 1988.
 
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