Dan Koerner is a Creative Director of Sandpit and has a background in live performance, film and digital as a director and creative collaborator.
Sandpit blends design and technology to create captivating experiences in the digital and physical world and has designed multiplatform extensions for feature films 52 Tuesdays, The Boy Castaways and has directed an interactive audio tour experience I, Animal for Melbourne Zoo. Sandpit recently created an interactive phone booth project Dial-A-Story with Penguin Books, and Windmill Theatre on their performance, and feature film, Girl Asleep.
Dan and the Sandpit team have spoken at Transmedia Hollywood in Los Angeles, and the Arts Participation Incubator’s ‘Technologies for Participation’ Seminar at MONA. Sandpit was a participant of Screen Australia’s Multi-Platform Clinic, and Screen Australia and the Australia Council for the Arts’ Hive Lab during the 2012 Melbourne Festival. They are currently artistic directors of the digital theatre initiative - one of two triennially funded programs by the Australia Council. Sandpit is a founding tenant of The Australian Centre for the Moving Image’s ACMI X co-working space.
This year Sandpit created Ghosts, Toast and the Things Unsaid, a collaboration with Google’s Creative Lab. Unsurprisingly for Sandpit this involved an interactive, digitally augmented ghost sheet.