Poppy Shmith | Video artists

Photo story - Sophat and Nasear

Sophat and Nasear

With co-director and cinematographer James Fleming, Propeller Pictures returned to Cambodia to create two films for KHANA to raise awareness about issues relating to HIV/AIDS.

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Photo story - Bright Day

Bright Day

With co-director and cinematographer James Fleming, Propeller Pictures returned to Cambodia to create two films for KHANA to raise awareness about issues relating to HIV/AIDS.

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Poppy Shmith's biography

Poppy Shmith is a documentary filmmaker and journalist who has worked in the not-for-profit sector in Australia and Asia for the past ten years. In 2007 she studied documentary at the Victorian College of the Arts, and her graduating film ‘Grind Girls’ won Film Victoria awards for Best Documentary Film and Best Original Script. In 2009 she established ‘Propeller Pictures’, a small film production business dedicated to social justice and community-oriented film. She has worked with organisations in Australia and South-East Asia including: World Vision, KHANA Cambodia, Family Planning Victoria, UNIFEM and Oxfam.

Poppy's co-directed feature documentary ‘Not So Straight’ about teenage sexuality was released in early 2010, and her two co-directed short films about HIV were screened on Cambodian television in 2010. A film celebrating the history of the women's movement was released in early 2011 and she is currently in post-production on another Cambodian-based short documentary ‘The Tree and the Butterfly’.

http://www.propellerpictures.com/