Commissioning Editor Online Documentaries @SBS – Australia’s multi-cultural national broadcaster.
In my role I am fortunate to produce/direct and commission interactive documentaries for the network including
The 2017 Walkley finalist in the category of “Innovation”, IDFA DocLab and 2018 SXSW Responsive Design Finalist K’gari (http://www
The Webby nom’ed, FWA/Adobe award winning interactive graphic novel: The Boat (http://www
Listen to BBC Radio 4 review here: (http://www starts at 26:16
The Walkley winning interactive documentary – category multimedia storytelling – Cronulla Riots (http://www
The World Illustration Award winning interactive long read: Junko’s Story (http://www
The IDFA selected: After 6/4
as well as other storytelling projects like the Walkley nominated comic journalism pieces, Brick by Brick: Is this really Europe (http://www and Winding Up The Window: The Death of the Australian Auto Industry (http://www and the iTunes Best of 2015 and 2016 podcast series SBS True Stories (https://soundcloud
I love working with established and emerging talent alike and finding ways to tell immersive, engaging and vital stories in new ways.
Before I started working full time for the network in 2013, I was aTV documentary writer/director, independent journalist and academic teaching undergraduate and postgraduate in courses Film and TV as well as in creative and non-fiction writing at a number of universities in Australia and Dartmouth College in the USA. I have an Master of Arts in Creative Writing and PhD in Creative Media specialising in Film and TV and have been published across all media – print, online and book form. Scriptwriting and script editing are major passions of mine.
Feel free to connect here @kylieboltin (https://twitter
A Sikh-Australian woman must fight for her independence when she marries into a traditional Hindu Indian community.
“A film which made me pick up the phone and call the director as soon as I finished watching it.
Funny and insightful. Worth a watch.”
- RAJKUMAR HIRANI, India’s pre-eminent writer/director.
PK, 3 Idiots,  Lage Raho Munnabhai, Munna Bhai MBBS
Writer/director: Kylie Boltin
Producers: Sharyn Prentice of Flaming Star Films (http://www NULL.flamingstarfilms and Kylie Boltin
Distributed by Ronin Films (http://www NULL.roninfilms NULL.html) and SBS Content Sales
Finalist: “Best Documentary Short Form (<30 mins)” ATOM awards, 2007
Selected by SBS-Independent to demonstrate SBS’s role and how its programmes promote multiculturalism on screen at Asia-Pacific Media Dialogue, organized by SBS German partner station, Deutsche Welle, Bonn 3-5 September 2007
Reviews (select)
Frances Atkinson, “Culture Clash,” (http://www NULL.theage NULL.html) The Age April 20, 2006
Jacqui Taffel, “Inside Australia: Wedding Sari Showdown” (http://www NULL.smh NULL.html) The Sydney Morning Herald, April 26, 2006
Gordon Farrer, “Preview: A sari business of triple vows,” The Age, April 26, 2006
Ron Cerabona, “Marriage Rites,” The Canberra Times’s Guide, April 24 – 30, 2006
Marianne Bilkey and Deborah Grunfeld, “Must See TV” Who, 4-Star rating May 1, 2006
Winner (http://www NULL.acmi NULL.htm): “Best Short Documentary”, Real Life on Film Festival 2006

The birth of a child tests a young couple who must incorporate two very different cultures into their future.
Three years after they defied their families by eloping secretly in a Melbourne registry office — and then ‘marrying’ twice more in a modest Sikh ceremony and then an elaborate Hindu ceremony in Rajasthan — Sikh-Australian Ramona and her Marwari husband, Anu are expecting their first child. A child who will be both Sikh-Australian and Marwari; a child who will belong in two worlds. But while Ramona is prepared to welcome her mother-in-law into her home – indefinitely — prior to the birth and to accept ‘Mommy’s’ advice on all things baby, there is a limit to how far she will acquiesce and relinquish power – this is her first baby after all – and she has very definite views of her own.
Writer/director: Kylie Boltin
Producer: Lizzette Atkins of Circe Films
Distributed by Ronin Films (http://www NULL.roninfilms NULL.html) and SBS Content Sales
Australian Perspectives, (http://www NULL.acmi NULL.aspx) ACMI
Fremantle Open Air Film Festival
SBS-TV and ABC Asia
Reviews (select)
Larissa Dubecki, “Inside Australia: Wedding Sari Showdown” (http://www NULL.smh NULL.html) Fairfax January 22, 2008
Kerrie Murphy “A Couple of Problems Extended By family,” Weekend Australian January 19, 2008
Levine, Darren. “Film-maker revisits an Indian Showdown,” Australian Jewish News January 18, 2008