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Bridget Ikin: A champion for diversity and authenticity…

Bridget Ikin: A champion for diversity and authenticity…

Interviews - 2018

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Producer Bridget Ikin has long been a champion for women in the screen industry. Working on both sides of the Tasman, she has collaborated with many influential creatives including Jane Campion, Alison Maclean, Stewart Main, Australian director Sarah Watt, and writers Eleanor Catton and Emily Perkins.

In this ScreenTalk, Ikin talks about:

  • Working with emerging talents on anthology series About Face
  • Getting the chance to "dream big" with short film Kitchen Sink
  • The thrill of winning an international audience at Cannes with the film
  • The tortuous process of funding An Angel at My Table, and the success that followed
  • How Alison Maclean explored Māori/Pakeha tensions in her first feature Crush
  • Telling an alternative narrative about climbing Mt Everest in documentary Sherpa
  • Exploring themes of abuse in drama school tale The Rehearsal
  • Why the film may not have been the best fit for star James Rolleston
  • Authenticity being at the heart of her career

This video was first uploaded on 14 November 2018, and is available under this Creative Commons licence. This licence is limited to use of ScreenTalk interview footage only and does not apply to any video content and photographs from films, television, music videos, web series and commercials used in the interview.

Interview, Camera and Editing – Andrew Whiteside