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Ashlee Page Work | AIE Teacher

Ashlee Page
Writer | Director

Ashlee Page -Course Director | AIEWriter and Director Ashlee Page leads the student filmmmaking teams and coordinates production.

Some of Ash’s past credits include writer and director of the chapter ‘On Her Knees’ in Tim Winton’s feature film ‘The Turning’. Prior to that she adapted and directed the Peter Goldsworthy short story the ‘The Kiss’. ‘The Kiss’ won multiple awards from the Australian Film Institute, Sydney Film Fest, ATOM, Melbourne Film Fest, Flickerfest, St Kilda Film Fest and the Aust Directors Guild.

Ashlee Page Work | AIE Teacher
Sandra Cook Work | AIE Teacher

Sandra Cook
Course Director

Sandra Cook - Course Director | AIE

Sandra’s documentary ‘The Ride’ was broadcast on Foxtel’s Bio Channel and won Best Feature at the SASAA’s, Best Full-Length Doco’ at the International Disability Film Festival and was nominated for the Australian Editors Guild Best Editing Award.

She had key roles in IF Award winning documentary ‘The Burning Season’, and was Sequence Director on  ‘Wolverine’. In her crewing years, Sandra gained valuable experience on an overseas independent feature shot in Ireland, on multiple high end TVCs and local series work.

Sandra Cook Work | AIE Teacher
Dan Sanguineti Work | AIE Teacher

Dan Sanguineti

Dan Sanguineti - Teacher | AIEDan Sanguineti is an award winning film producer, writer and online content maker. He has produced four feature length films, of which his most recent was 'Me and My Mates vs the Zombie Apocalypse.'

A social media advocate, he has a Master of Creative Writing and a Bachelor Degree in Communication specialising in Media and Multimedia. He is a filmmaking workshop facilitator, and has previously taught film and media at the University of Canberra and at the Canberra Institute of Technology.

Dan Sanguineti Work | AIE Teacher
Claire Pasvolsky Work | AIE Teacher

Claire Pasvolsky

Claire Pasvolsky - Teacher | AIEClaire is a graduate of The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, UNSW, and is currently a PhD candidate in Screenwriting at The University of Newcastle, where she taught as a sessional lecturer for the School of Creative Industries from 2015 to 2023.

As a filmmaker, Claire's documentary short Big Sky Girls (2022) premiered at Cinequest and recently screened on both SBS and NITV. In 2021, Claire produced the feature documentary Calibrate, which won LA’s Awareness Festival People’s Choice Award for Best Documentary Feature.

Claire Pasvolsky Work | AIE Teacher

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Empowering Education through Creative Planning! Discover the art of meticulous preparation in the world of media and arts. Dive into the essential stage where ideas are shaped, scripts are written, and projects are strategically organized. Learn to streamline workflows, enhance productivity, and unleash your creative potential with pre-production as your guiding force.


Unleashing Visual Storytelling Excellence! Immerse yourself in the captivating world of cinematography, where the magic of visual storytelling comes to life. Learn the art of crafting stunning compositions, mastering lighting techniques, and capturing emotions on screen. Unlock your creativity and transform your vision into cinematic brilliance with our expert-led cinematography education.

LED Virtual Volume Film Production

Revolutionizing Filmmaking Education! Step into the future of filmmaking with our LED virtual production education. Explore the innovative technology behind immersive virtual environments and real-time rendering. Master the art of blending physical and digital worlds, enhancing storytelling possibilities. Unleash your creativity and learn the cutting-edge techniques shaping the future of cinema.

Sound Recording

The Art of Sonic Excellence! Delve into the world of audio mastery and harness the power of sound to elevate your storytelling. Discover the intricacies of recording techniques, microphone placement, and sound design. Unleash your creativity, shape emotions, and captivate audiences with our expert-led sound recording education.

Visual Effects

Unleashing Imagination through Digital Wizardry! Dive into the realm of visual effects and discover the limitless possibilities of digital storytelling. Learn the art of creating jaw-dropping visuals, mind-bending illusions, and breathtaking worlds. Master industry-leading software, techniques, and workflows to bring your imagination to life with our expert-led visual effects education.

Directing, Producing and Financing

Master the Art of Filmmaking Success! Gain comprehensive knowledge and skills in directing, producing, and financing films. Learn the art of creative vision, effective project management, and securing funding. Our expert-led education equips you with the tools to bring your cinematic dreams to fruition and thrive in the competitive film industry.

About AIE

The Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE) is Australia's most awarded 3D animation, game design and visual FX educator. Created as a non-profit organisation to grow the creative digital sector, AIE pioneered the development of specialist game qualifications and continues to innovate through industry partnerships and dynamic teaching.

AIE courses are practical, career-focused and delivered by industry experienced teachers in a seriously fun and creatively-demanding studio environment. AIE and its graduates have won many awards over the years including twice being named the Australian Small Training Provider of the Year (2007 and more recently in 2016).

Game Design Student Casey Thomas | AIE

I will never forget the amazing time and valuable experience AIE have given me, they really helped me shine to be more than who I thought I was, I am now a Game Designer creating fun innovating games for the future generations

Dark Shadow Studios

Casey Thomas
Damian Lam Student and Alumni | AIE

AIE gave me the opportunities to learn industry relevant skills that made it possible for me to get a job in the industry. The teachers were fantastic and incredibly motivated.

Scanline VFX (Oscar winning VFX studio)

Damien Lam
Kellie Lautier | AIE Graduate Success

AIE was the best choice I made when deciding my career path, the course structure and the connections I made there is what put me in the position for most of the jobs I've gotten.The teachers go above and beyond for their students!

SMG studio (indie game studio & creators of death squared)

Kellie Lautier

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