Two new directors join Sandbox

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Two new directors join Sandbox

Sandbox has announced the addition of two talented directors to their growing roster of talent.


Dominic Pearce joins the team fresh from finishing his second feature film Koko: A Red Dog Story, a project which Sandbox worked on the post-production.

As both a director and editor, Pearce has worked on a number of award winning music videos, TVC’s and documentaries. With a background in post-production and VFX, Dom has an edge when directing scenes with practical effects and digital composition. He is all about creative collaboration and prides his work on having lots of heart and a bizarre sense of humour.

On becoming a Sandbox director, Pearce said “I’ve worked for years with a lot of the creatives at Sandbox: Robert Woods, Sam Price, Brad Habib just to name a few. They’ve also had a hand in bringing both of my feature films to life. With such a fantastic team of people, and Sandbox’s experience with post-production based solutions – which marries well with my own career as an editor – it felt like a natural fit.”

Director and visual artist Poppy van Oorde-Grainger has also joined the Sandbox team. van Oorde-Grainger has a background as a visual artist and has been directing documentary, drama, video art and music videos for 15 years. She has worked with diverse talents around the world, from trained actors to people living in refugee camps and Indigenous communities. She has an artist’s eye and a natural ability to connect with people from all walks of life.

“Sandbox have that rare trifecta; excellent products, processes and people,” she said. “Collaborating with their team, I know I’ll be working on meaningful projects with passionate and talented people. They really care about their staff, clients and community which makes them a very vibrant and exciting company to work with.”

Managing Director Grady Habib is excited about the way the team is growing and the calibre of the Directors Sandbox has to offer.

“Dom’s and Poppy’s passion for what they do and personal values makes them a perfect match to Sandbox’s growing team of artists and producers.”

“Dom is an all-round visual genius that continually creates innovative content outside of the box. His experience as an in-house agency Editor/Director has provided him first hand experience on how to balance the needs of clients with delivering creative content that cuts through.”

“With Poppy, her love of working with real people across a variety of media gives her work authentic currency. We look forward to seeing what she can achieve with the Sandbox team bringing her vision to life.”

Please contact Sandbox for any upcoming projects you’d like to discuss with Pearce or van Oorde-Grainger.