Leading up to the 2011 World Congress of Science and Factual Producers in Paris, REALSCREEN interviewed Sonya about creating GENEPOOL PRODUCTIONS below is a snippet from the article.
‘Earlier in 2011, Pemberton Films principal Sonya Pemberton and Sydney-based prodco Cordell Jigsaw teamed up to create a specialist scientific production company, Melbourne-based Genepool Productions, which Pemberton says combines their individual skill sets and talents.
“I’m the science geek with a strong track record in science programming, and they are one of the best production houses in Australia,” she tells realscreen.
The Australian producers chose to team up in order to create a larger number of projects, while maintaining high quality standards. Pemberton’s credits feature numerous award-winning science films, including Immortal, produced in association with December Films, SBS and National Geographic, which recently grabbed the best science and nature award at the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival. It also nabbed the best documentary honors at Australia’s National Press Club awards this week, where Pemberton was also awarded as Australia Health Journalist of the Year.’