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Unjoo Moon Director

Born in South Korea and raised in Australia, Unjoo Moon studied Arts/Law at the University of NSW before working at ABC TV as an on-air reporter and later as a print journalist. Her passion for story telling led her to the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) where she not only won the Kenneth Myer Producing award but where she also met her creative partner, cinematographer Dion Beebe. Together they moved to Los Angeles where Unjoo attended the American Film Institute, graduating with a Master of Fine Arts and receiving the Franklin J Schaffner Directing Award for her work. Unjoo has directed and produced many award-winning films, commercials and documentaries. Her latest project The Zen of Bennett (described by the New York Times as a “tender, touching documentary portrait of the singer Tony Bennett”) is currently available on Netflicks. Unjoo is currently attached to direct the feature film I am Woman, the Helen Reddy story, which she is producing in partnership with Rosemary Blight and Goalpost Pictures.

Joan Sauers Writer

Joan Sauers is a screenwriter, script editor, producer and author who worked in London, Los Angeles and New York as a script consultant and casting/production assistant in the ’70s and ’80s for directors Barry Levinson, Francis Ford Coppola, Sergio Leone, Tony Scott, Mike Nichols, Lindsay Anderson and Milos Forman, before forming her own production company in New York. She moved to Sydney in 1987 where she has been a development executive at Screen Australia, Screen NSW, the ABC and Essential-Media as well as an adviser at the Spark, IndiVision and Aurora screenwriting workshops. She was also TV screenwriting advisor for six years at the Pygmalion workshop for children’s TV and films in Paris and Berlin, as well as a trainer in television writing for children at the University for Media and Communications in Casablanca, Morocco. She was project manager on feature film productions including Cedar Boys and Lucky Country and has written screenplays for children’s and young adult television (Heartbreak High, The Ferals), produced documentaries, music videos, TVCs and had 14 books published by Random House and Pan Macmillan. She has three feature screenplays currently in development funded by Screen Australia and Libertine Pictures, New Zealand.

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