Vicki Sugars worked as 1st AD on features and TV drama for over 20 years and went on to associate produce features Look Both Ways and Love, Lust & Lies. She has a Masters in Creative Writing from UTS and wrote/produced/directed the short films Moustache (2004 Venice Film Festival) and Past Midnight (2009 Adelaide and Flickerfest Film Festivals), as well as develop and co-produce the Indigenous documentary The Panther Within. In 2014 she was Course Convenor at AFTRS and also taught inits screenwriting and production depts. Between 2015-17 she was the Manager of Production and Development at SAFC and also designed its inaugural Indigenous Production Initiatives. Currently,Vicki is co-writing a hybrid drama based on the work of novelist John Coetzee and a 6x 1 hour TV drama series, as well as mentor the AFTRS Master students on their 2020 productions.