Neil Sandell

Neil Sandell hears voices for a living. He is a senior producer at CBC Radio. He produced the CBC's Outfront for five years. His documentaries been honoured by the Gabriel Awards, the New York Festivals, Amnesty International, the RTNDA, the Gracies, and the Third Coast Festival. My Life So Far was a selection at the IFC in 2009 in Dublin. Sandell has taught radio workshops in Oslo, Chicago, Alert Bay BC ,and Nuuk, Greenland. In 2009 he created a Chicago Sound Drop called Carl, with an El.

  • 2011
  • 13:02
  • Canada

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Planet Kaleigh

By Jody Porter & Neil Sandell

Cindy Harasen is not the first the first mother to think that her daughter might be from another planet. (more)

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  • 2010
  • 2:55
  • Canada

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Chain of Missing Links - 34

By Neil Sandell

A contagion of phone messages add up to an empty office. (more)

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  • 2009
  • 2:45
  • Canada

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Carl, with an El

By Neil Sandell

To celebrate the launch of our new website, the TCF presents the Chicago Sound Drops - short audio works that conjure the city through sound, story, and imagination. (more)

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  • 2009
  • 26:56
  • Canada

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My Life So Far

By Teresa Goff, Lindsay Michael & Neil Sandell

The village of Alert Bay, on Canada’s Pacific coast, is a study in paradox for the teens growing up there. They have a rich aboriginal culture, but live in grinding poverty. (more)

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  • 2007
  • 92:25
  • USA / Canada

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Secrets, Whispers, and Lies: Crafting a Personal Documentary

By Neil Sandell

Everyone’s telling their story these days –- in blogs, podcasts, on YouTube. But what makes one story a yawn or self-indulgent and another one compelling? How do you tell a personal story as a radio documentary? (more)

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  • 2006
  • 13:05
  • Canada

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Between Friends

By Jody Porter & Neil Sandell

Between Friends is the story of one woman’s coming to terms with being sexually victimized by her father. (more)

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  • 2006
  • 2:39
  • Canada

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I Don't Know. I Know.

By Neil Sandell

To begin, restating rules is used to avoid actually following rules, just as this more-than-one-sentence description avoids the request for a single sentence through the misuse of the semi-colon; later, mundane answering machine messages become menacing, as the producer manipulates their meaning with music. (more)

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  • 2005
  • 87:45
  • USA

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You Had Me at Hello: The Art of the Pitch

By Neil Sandell, Jeremy Skeet, Julie Snyder & Chris Turpin

What makes one story pitch so irresistible it's a "yes" halfway through... and the next doomed for rejection? (more)

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