Hibiscus Films is Bridget Ikin’s production company.
The company was initially established in Bridget’s native New Zealand in the early 1980s, then in Australia in 1987, where she now lives.
A consistent thread through her more than 20 years of producing, is Bridget’s preference to collaborate with writers and directors exploring personal material in challenging and artistically distinctive stories.
Her films include Jane Campion’s AN ANGEL AT MY TABLE, Sarah Watt’s LOOK BOTH WAYS and MY YEAR WITHOUT SEX, Alison Maclean’s early films (TALKBACK, KITCHEN SINK, CRUSH).
The films are distributed by John Maynard’s Footprint Films.
Bridget prefers to work on one project at a time; therefore the company does not welcome unsolicited material.
Bridget Ikin has produced many films through her company Hibiscus Films, establishing the company’s position as a leading producer of quality specialist cinema.
She has produced Jane Campion’s AN ANGEL AT MY TABLE (Silver Lion Venice Film Festival 1990), Alison Maclean’s feature CRUSH (In Competition, Cannes, 1992) followed, then Clara Law’s lyrical and evocative film FLOATING LIFE (Silver Leopard, Locarno, 1996).
Additionally, the company has produced many distinctive short films, most notably the memorable KITCHEN SINK (director Alison Maclean, In competition Cannes, 1989).
For four years (1996 – 2000), she was the General Manager of SBSi (the commissioning arm of SBS). During these years, she was responsible for more than 400 hours of distinctive Australian television programming - including animation, documentary, drama and feature films.
She was the Associate Director Film of the 2002 Adelaide Festival, whose artistic director was the maverick American director, Peter Sellars. In a world first, the arts festival commissioned four new feature films – for which Bridget was the executive director: THE TRACKER, AUSTRALIAN RULES, WALKING ON WATER and KABBARLI.
Most recently she produced Sarah Watt’s LOOK BOTH WAYS (Best Film, AFI Awards 2005) ands Sarah’s second feature, MY YEAR WITHOUT SEX.
Jodie came to Hibiscus Films after working as a production manager for the AFTRS, assisting on Australian television series Surfing the Menu andfeature film Ten Empty. Her producer credits include short films Crosswords, Lonely Soap (which she also directed), and various music video clips, including IF award-winning Just a Boy for Australian band, Angus & Julia Stone.
She was the Production Assistant and Post-Production co-ordinator on MY YEAR WITHOUT SEX, and is continuing working with Hibiscus on new projects.
245 Wilson Street
Eveleigh NSW 2015
PO BOX 3355
Redfern NSW 2016
+612 8571 9080
Please note: Hibiscus Films are unable to accept unsolicited material of any kind. It is our policy to develop all of our material in-house. Any unsolicited material will be returned unopened and unread. Thank you.