As a young boy, producer Jesse Cox discovered a set of old cassette tapes which turned out to be a hugely popular BBC radio show featuring his grandparents.
The tapes had been sitting in the front room of his parent's home for years - recordings of an unsolved mystery that has captivated and kept his family guessing for three generations.
Keep Them Guessing won the Directors' Choice Award in the 2013 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition. It was produced by Jesse Cox, with sound engineer Russell Stapleton and supervising producer Claudia Taranto for ABC Radio National's 360documentaries in 2012.
Jesse Cox is an independent radio producer and artist. He has created sound installations in beach showers and moving trains and as geo-locative apps. On the radio he's been co-creator, presenter and producer of ABC Radio National’s Long Story Short and co-creator and executive producer of FBi Radio’s All the Best, and has produced stories for Radio National's 360documentaries which have also aired on KCRW's Unfictional.
Russell Stapleton is a sound engineer, producer and composer working for ABC Radio National. He enjoys projects which combine the classic genres of documentary, drama and music into compelling and above all, entertaining radio. Internationally, Russell’s work has won success at the Prix Italia, Prix Marulic, Phonurgia Nova, Third Coast and New York Festivals.
Claudia Taranto started working at ABC Radio National when she was fresh out of University and she has produced for many programs including; Life Matters, The Listening Room, The Comfort Zone and Street Stories. She taught Indigenous broadcasters for two years in North Queensland and briefly worked in television but found the intimacy of radio more compelling. She is the founding Executive Producer of 360documentaries and has won national and international awards for her programs. She’s loves nurturing new radio storytellers and sailing on Sydney Harbour.
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