Mark Sandiford studied filmmaking at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts School of Art and Design and earned a B.A. in Psychology at McGill University. He produced and directed instructional television programs for McGill during the late seventies.
In 1982 Mark went to Canada's arctic to work as a trainer/producer for Taqramiut Nipingat and the Inuit Broadcasting Corporation. In 1992 he became executive producer of Focus North, CBC North's flagship current affairs series. In 1998 Mark became senior produce of Compass, CBC's evening news program in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.
Mark established Sandiford Productions in 2001. He wrote, produced and directed First Scientists an hour-long and fast-paced introductory documentary to the breadth and depth of Native Canadian science and technology for Explorations Productions Inc. It is currently being distributed by Canada's leading educational media distributor, Magic Lantern.