Tonnette Stanford
Writer / Director



Tonnette is a Sydney based writer, director. She is a graduate of the Australian Film Television and Radio School
(AFTRS), the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) and the University of Technology Sydney (UTS).


Her films have won numerous awards and have screened at over 190 festivals internationally and nationally, including Oscar recognised festivals. Her film, Holding Hands is a multi-award winning feature documentary that is distributed by CFMDC Distribution in Canada. Her AFTRS film, Slut – The Musical is distributed by Ouat Media Inc. in Canada and has recently has been sold to Canal +France and Canal +Spain and has reached #1 on iTunes as part of the compilation, Fab Five, in the Short Film section in Canada and Ireland.

The Vicious and the Delicious and Frontbum Dancin‘ are distributed by Frameline across North America and have been released on DVD in Germany, Austria and Switzerland through Salzgeber & Co. Home Entertainment.

Tonnette is currently working on Love Bytes – a comedy LGBT web series about 3 housemates and their dating misadventures. With over 7.5 million views, season one can be viewed on YouTube here. She is also developing an ’80s musical feature film called, ‘Lust – The Musical’.
Additionally, Tonnette works as a freelance video editor with clients such as Channel Seven, The University of Technology, Sydney, MEAA, One80 Digital Post, ABC Asia Pacific, and the University of Sydney. Her corporate work can be viewed here: