Bridget Ikin has worked as an independent producer for many years, in both New Zealand and Australia. She works across feature films, short drama, documentary, and more recently artists’ moving image installations, winning awards in many countries for her productions.
Together with John Smithson, she most recently produced Sherpa (2015, dir. Jen Peedom), which won the Grierson Award for Best Documentary, at the 2015 BFI London Film Festival, and was nominated for a BAFTA Award.
Feature film productions include: An Angel At My Table (Silver Lion, Venice Film Festival 1990); Alison Maclean’s short Kitchen Sink (In Competition, Cannes, 1989) andCrush (In Competition, Cannes, 1992); Clara Law’s Floating Life (Silver Leopard, Locarno, 1996); Sarah Watt’s Look Both Ways (AFI Awards for Best Film; FIPRESCI Award); and My Year Without Sex (2009).
She’s produced two landmark documentary series on Aboriginal art, Art + Soul (presenter Hetti Perkins; dir. Warwick Thornton and Steven McGregor).
She’s also been Executive Producer on a number of films, including The Rocket (dir. Kim Morduant, 2013 – Best Feature Tribeca FF; Best First Feature Berlin FF, Audience Award Sydney FF), The Tracker (dir. Rolf de Heer) and Australian Rules.
Recently, Bridget and her partner John Maynard have established Felix Media, a production company working with artists on exceptional original moving image projects for cinema and gallery presentation. Through this company, she’s produced several moving image projects – for artists Angelica Mesiti, William Yang, and Hossein Valamanesh.