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Sándor Lau is the only Chinese/Hungarian-American New Zealander and the Eagle Scout and Fulbright Scholar your mother warned you about. Think of him as the love child of Ken Burns, Woody Allen and Ira Glass. Sándor is the director, producer and writer of award-winning documentary films Sándor’s New Zealand Trail (formerly ’Behaviors of the Backpacker’) and Squeegee Bandit. He is currently at work developing the TV series and book, Sándor’s Oregon Trail, in which he will walk 2,000 miles from Missouri to Oregon in the footsteps of the pioneers dodging dysentery, rattlesnakes and high-velocity lead poisoning. The purpose of his life is to share great adventures with his seven billion closest friends.

Sándor grew up in rural Colorado, USA and attended the University of Oklahoma as a National Merit Scholar, studying abroad in Mexico, Spain, France and China. He attended film school as a US Fulbright Scholar at the University of Auckland, New Zealand and worked as a TV reporter on the TVNZ program, Asia Down Under. Sándor’s award-winning writing and photography have been published around the world in magazines, newspapers and anthologies.