Sue Dando (CAN)
Executive in Charge of Production, The Nature of Things
CBC Television

Sue Dando is the head of The Nature of Things, CBC’s flagship documentary science and nature series, broadcast across Canada and seen in countries around the world.

For a decade prior, she was Executive Producer for in-house documentaries at CBC.

Dando has produced, directed and written for Canadian television, both public and private, for three decades.  Her work includes overseeing many critically-acclaimed documentary series and international co-productions. Among her honours are an Emmy, a Hot Docs award, a duPont Columbia award, a Canada Screen Award and several Geminis.


CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR: Doc ideas that feature great storytelling as well as strong science.

GENRES: Environment, Natural History & Wildlife, Science, Technology

FORMAT: Single/One-off

SUCCESSES/COMMISSIONS: The Kingdom: How Fungi Made Our World (Canada, Australia co-pro), Jumbo: Life of an Elephant Superstar, Under Thin Ice, Dinosaur Cold Case

BEST WAY TO PITCH?: A two-pager sent to me or [email protected] is the best way for The Nature of Things. Happy to talk about other CBC strands: CBC POV (first-person, Canadian stories); Documentary Channel (international & Canadian feature-length docs); The Passionate Eye (international acquisitions); CBC Short Docs (emerging Canadian filmmakers).