Sandra Lee Paterson

Sandra Lee Paterson

Head Tutor / Director OnCamera Studio

Sandra is a graduate of the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in Acting and post-graduate of the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) and a member of the Australian Writer’s Guild (AWG) and the Australian Film Institute (AFI). With over 30 years extensive experience as a professional in all facets of the Stage, Film and Television including Acting, Directing, Producing, Training and Casting both locally and internationally. Sandra is also Judge on several local & international Film Festival panels and television talent shows.

On returning to Australia SLP established ON CAMERA CONNECTIONS STUDIO – at Fox Studios - a training academy for professional Actors & Directors, writers & Presenters and a facility to assist in the development of new film and television projects. It has gone on to become the leading film & television training studio in Australasia. On Camera has also branched out to include international corporate clients in London, France, New York, LA and the Middle East.

Past Credits range from directing Arthur Millers `I cant remember anything' & `Clara'. Tennessee Williams 'Talk to me like the rain & let me listen' & Auto-de-fae' to Producing & Directing a successful rugby play `On the Blindside'. Directing 'Starstruck' a contemporary ballet for Europe & Australia. 'Billy Holiday' a musical for Adelaide & Sydney festivals. Directing Actors or Directors for `Tales of the South Seas' a German, USA, Australian co-production mini series. `A Dangerous Life' an award winning international mini series for HBO. `Till There Was You' a feature films 'Strictly Ballroom' , `Priscilla Queen of the Desert.' & 'Matrix'.

Current projects: Directing, Producing or Writing: a black comedy TV series called `Sliding down the Razorblade of life'. A WEB SERIES `fAME Game'. A behind the scenes comic ballet TV series. - 'Ballet from behind.' A feature film titled `Unpromised Land.' And a feature film `Blue Sky' based on a solar car race across Australia. Plus an International Mobile App for travelling actors.

Past Directing Credits range from Arthur Millers `I cant remember anything',`Clara'. Tennessee Williams 'Talk to me like the rain & let me listen' & Auto-de-fae'

Producing & Directing a successful rugby play `On the Blindside'. Directing 'Starstruck' a contemporary ballet for Europe & Australia, 'Billy Holiday' a musical for Adelaide & Sydney festivals.

Directing Actors &/or Directors for`Tales of the South Seas' a German, USA, Australian co-production mini series.`A Dangerous Life' an award winning international mini series for HBO.`Till There Was You' a feature films 'Strictly Ballroom', `Priscilla Queen of the Desert.' & 'Matrix' etc.

Current projects: Directing, Producing or writing: a black comedy Film & series called `On the Blindside'. A doco/comedy/drama series called `Fame Game.'A behind the scenes comic ballet series `Ballet from Behind'. A feature film titled `Unpromised Land.' And a feature film `Blue Sky' based on a solar car race across Australia.

Acting Credits:

STAGE: Juliet - Romeo and Juliet – The Independent Theatre
Heroine – Thornton Wilder - Skin of my Teeth- The Independent Theatre
Ophelia – Shakespeare -Hamlet - Independent Theatre
Mrs. Squeezum - Lock up Your Daughters (Musical) -Jane St Theatre
Gertrude – Shakespeare – Hamlet -Science Theatre
Singer -Stravinsky’s Opera - Soldier’s Tale -Science Theatre
Mother - Peter Nichols -A day in the life of Joe Egg -Old Tote Theatre
Sylvia - George Farquhar - Recruiting Officer -Old Tote Theatre
Heroine – Sam Shephard - Red Cross - Old Tote Theatre
Barbara Undershaft - George Bernard Shaw -Major Barbara – Jane Street Theatre
Rebecca – Arthur Millers -The Crucible - Old Tote Theatre
Miss Forsythe - Arthur Millers - Death of a Salesman - Old Tote Theatre
Nina Gallant – Moliere (French Farce) - Cat Amongst The Pigeons -Old Tote Theatre
Susie - When We are Married – Musical - Phillip Street Theatre
1of8 – Grotowski Laboratory– Theatre of Participation –Active Culture – Jane Street Theatre
Phaedra – Tyrone Guthrie's Greek Tragedy Phaedra & Oedipus – Old Tote Theatre
Spirit -Eyre (opera) - Jane Street Theatre
Sex Queen -Truth (opera) - Jane street theatre
Janus - Childheads Doll -Jane Street Theatre
Sybil- Noel Cowards -Tonight at 8:30 -Melbourne Theatre Company
Harriet - Noel Cowards - Family Album - Melbourne Theatre Company
Mabel - Alex Buzo Macquarie -Melbourne Theatre Company
Carol – Alex Buzo Tom -Melbourne Theatre Company
Dunyasha – Anton Chekhov - Cherry Orchard- Melbourne Theatre Company
Marchioness - Oscar Wilde - Ideal Husband-Melbourne Theatre Company
Camille - Georg Büchner - Danton Death - Melbourne Theatre Company
Miss 1940 – Peter Nichols - Forget-Me-Not-Lane -Melbourne Theatre Company
Revue - Scandals (sing & dance) - Chevron Theatre
Myrtle – Tennessee Williams - Kingdoms of Earth Queensland Theatre Company