Documentary Australia

Grant Leigh Saunders

Dr Grant Leigh Saunders is a proud Biripi man from the mid-north coast of NSW and an award winning Australian Indigenous filmmaker. Saunders graduated from the AFTRS with an MA(Honours) in Film and TV Documentary in 2006 and from 2007-2011 he produced over 20 TV half hour documentaries, as well as music videos and mini doco interstitials for the Indigenous Programs Unit, ABC TV. In 2011 Saunders won the Out There and Deadly emerging Indigenous filmmakers fund provided by Metro Screen and produced an online sketch comedy mini-series called Whiteblackatcha. This series gained the attention of the ABC and Saunders was commissioned to produce a short comedy sketch called ‘Black Santa’ for a Christmas special in 2013. ​In 2015, Saunders was commissioned to produce a two-part doco series for NITV, called ‘A Flash Black? The Michael McLeod story’. In 2018, Saunders’s first independent feature length documentary, ‘Teach a Man to Fish’ was finalist at SFF and officially selected for BBIFF.

Filmmaker Projects

Grant Saunders

Hip-hop gives voice to the voiceless. One of these voices talks about the impact of colonialism on The Block, Redfern.

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