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Michael J. Sanderson – Cameraman

Years of Production

Production Company
Ammonite Limited for cBBC

Release Dates

  • United Kingdom (TV): March 2008

Film Festival Nominations & Awards

  • Best Series (winner): Wildscreen Film Festival 2008 (UK)
  • Best Innovation Award (winner): Wildscreen Film Festival 2008 (UK)
  • Best Script (nominated) – Wildscreen Film Festival 2008
  • Best Live Action Award (winner): Chicago International Children’s Film Festival 2008 (USA)
  • Children’s Audience Award (winner): Green Screen Naturfilmfestival- International Wildlife Film Festival 2009 (Germany)
  • Best Short Film Award (winner): Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival 2009 (USA)

Michael Sanderson cameraman


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