Bridget Ikin has produced many films through her company Hibiscus Films, establishing the company’s position as a leading producer of quality specialist cinema.
Most recently she produced Warwick Thornton's landmark series on Aboriginal art, art + soul (screened ABC TV 2010). She produced two films for Sarah Watt - her original, highly acclaimed debut LOOK BOTH WAYS (including Best Film, AFI Awards 2005; Discovery Award Toronto 2005) and, in 2009, MY YEAR WITHOUT SEX.
She has produced Jane Campion’s AN ANGEL AT MY TABLE (Silver Lion Venice Film Festival 1990), Alison Maclean’s startling feature CRUSH (In Competition, Cannes, 1992), 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 TV). 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 festival commissioned four new feature films – for which Bridget was the executive director: THE TRACKER, AUSTRALIAN RULES, WALKING ON WATER and KABBARLI.
She has also been an Evaluation Manager at the FFC (now Screen Australia).