About Us

Am Sandford

In a career spanning more than 15 years Am has covered headline news from the 2004 Tsunami to the Muslim insurgency in Thailand’s deep south to the historical Myanmar election last year.
News hi-lights include last years’ Rohingya boat crisis, the North Korean exodus, armed conflict with Myanmar’s ethnic armies, the 2010 military crack-down in Bangkok and the  award winning coverage of the surrogate baby scandal that rocked Thailand in 2014.
Working as a TV producer for leading networks such as Aljazeera English, ITN and Swiss TV, Am has gained the trust of leading newsmakers in Asia, enabling her to  deliver accurate and compelling award-winning stories to viewers world-wide.
As owner and manager of AsiaReports, Am develops and arranges everything from coverage of breaking news, contacting newsmakers for interviews to long-form documentaries for global media groups, NGOs and corporate clients.

 

Steve Sandford

Based in Asia following 10-years experience as a press photographer in western Canada, Steve has documented major world events in the region, beginning with the political unrest and downfall of Indonesian president Suharto in 1998.Since then Steve has filmed in more than 15 countries in SE Asia covering the Cyclone Yolanda  in the Philippines, the devastating Asian Tsunami, a decade of political unrest in Thailand and more than 15 years witness to Myanmar’s path to democracy.
Making the transition from photos to film in 2007, Steve began work as a cameraman with Aljazeera, covering SE Asia with his wife, producing alongside correspondent Selina Downes. In 2010, Steve resumed his freelance camerawork as DP for AsiaReports where he films short and long-form current affairs programs.
With a keen focus on Myanmar’s transition to reform, Steve and Am have covered the conflicts in Myanmar’s ‘ethnic army – controlled’ areas, even as the historical elections took place. Their most recent documentary about the God’s army child soldiers, aired on ARTE TV French and German networks on the eve of the 2015 Myanmar elections.

 

Clients:
Broadcast:
Aljazeera – English, Swiss TV, RTL, VOA, Arte documentary, CNN, Unreported World, CBC, SF Swiss German TV, PBS, SBS, CAPA TV, Rai TV, Discovery Channel, NPR, Channel News Asia,  BBC radio.
Print:
Time magazine, Granta, Globe & Mail, The Times, IRIN, Colors, Le Repubblica, Canadian Business, South China Morning Post, Newsweek, AFP, National Post, Australian, Straits Times, Sydney Morning Herald.
Non-Government Agencies:
  •         Mekong River Commission Film + Script  “GPS on the Mekong”    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnUr0TBeSJ8#t=64
    • The Fred Hollows Foundation –  1st Cataract surgery project – Myanmar    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNrM0LDKDW4
    •  IOL Photo Exhibition “Gender equality” – 2003 Asian Human Rights Council – Southern Thailand conflict – publication
    • Postcards from the Edge’ photo exhibition – The Space Art Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand
    Photo Agency   – Zuma Press, Los Angelas, California