Polly Tikkle Productions - making the political palatable
So a bit about me....
I graduated from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology with an Associate Diploma in Audio Visual Engineering in 1993. I studied AV to enable the activist movements I was in at the time (squatting, feminism, anti-logging) to present our views, in video form, to the wider public.
I founded Polly Tikkle Productions in 1994 while working with CAT TV a public TV station. In the 90s I earned a living as an AV technician in Melbourne, Sydney and New York City while making short films and videos for Public TV in Sydney and New York, 'on the side'.
In 2001 I completed a 14 minute lesbian love triangle comedy called Snatch It while in New York City were I lived for 4 years. Snatch It was screened in many international gay and lesbian film festivals including that of London, Berlin, San Francisco and Sydney to name a few.
2002-2007 I worked at the Performance Space, Sidetrack Theatre and full time at the National Institute of Dramatic Art as a sound, lighting and AV technician.
In 2008 I completed my first feature documentary called Hope in a Slingshot. It was accepted for broadcast by ABC TV Australia and later fully censored by the Head of TV Kim Dalton. Watch it Online either here or here!
During the making of Finger Pointing to The Earth, a still unfinished 2nd project based in Israel-Palestine, I visited London in October 2011. I was captivated by the Occupy London movement. In October 2013 once it became apparent that no feature documentary was being commissioned I chose to start working on one myself. As yet still uncompleted. Finger Pointing to the Earth is shelved for now.
For years I saw my contribution to activism for social change as my video work, which includes numerous short pieces over the years. However in tha last few years I have also worked at the organizational level in activism. I am currently a part of the NoTTIP movement and Occupy London. I work extensively on the OL website
I currently make a living as a videographer-filmmaker. Polly Tikkle Productions is available for commissioned and commercial work . :)