Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

THIS IS ME; A Regular Insight into Sunshine Coast Personalities

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

THIS IS ME; A Regular Insight into Sunshine Coast Personalities

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Byline: TAM SAINSBURY FILMMAKER, PRODUCER & DIRECTOR

Tam Sainsbury is a local filmmaker, producer and director who recently created a series titled Time and Place. The series was based in Golden Beach and originally aired online in June last year. Due to its popularity, Tam has received interest from commercial networks to adapt the episodes to become a television series.

1 Favourite time of day and why?

The evening, as I enjoy having a glass of red and dinner time with my family. I also love it once my girls are in bed and it's my time to either watch a good show on TV or get into some undisturbed work or scriptwriting. In some cases, it's both at the same time.

2 What excites you?

Watching a good Australian drama series on TV - one that has a strong cast and engaging storylines. I am very traditional with my television watching and still love to follow a series that has weekly one-hour episodes and I have to wait until the next week for the next instalment. I love the anticipation of how the plot is going to unfold and how the characters and their relationships are going to evolve.

3 Favourite sport? Player or spectator?

Tennis. I used to play but these days I am a spectator. One of my favourite things about the summer holidays is the Australian tennis tournaments. Every year I love going down to watch the Brisbane Open and I really enjoy watching the Melbourne Open on TV.

4 Best childhood memory?

The theatre groups I belonged to and the plays and musicals I did with them as a child and a teenager. The holiday theatre workshops with friends were always so much fun and nothing made me happier than being on stage playing a role. My favourite memory was a play called Peace Child all about children bringing peace to the world and stopping nuclear wars. The NZ government heard about it and we were asked to perform part of it to Parliament House in Wellington which was a massive highlight, especially as the chosen scene included my character's lengthy speech against war. …

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