Me: Commissioning Editor Online Documentaries @SBS Australia.

I produce/direct, executive produce and commission interactive documentaries for the network including

The Webby nom’ed, FWA/Adobe award winning interactive graphic novel: The Boat

The Walkley winning interactive documentary: Cronulla Riots

The World Illustration Award winning interactive long read: Junko’s Story

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 NULL.sbs NULL.com NULL.au/news/feature/brick-brick-comic-eastern-europes-border-crisis) and Winding Up The Window: The Death of the Australian Auto Industry (http://www NULL.sbs NULL.com NULL.au/news/feature/winding-window-end-australian-auto-industry) and the iTunes Best of 2015 and 2016 podcast series “SBS True Stories”.

I love working with established and emerging talent alike and finding ways to tell immersive, engaging and vital stories in new ways.

In other lives I’ve been a TV documentary writer/director, independent journalist and academic teaching undergrad and post grad courses Film and TV as well as creative and non fiction writing at universities in Australia and the USA including Dartmouth College. I have an MA in Creative Writing and PhD in Film and TV.

Feel free to connect here @kylieboltin (https://twitter NULL.com/kylieboltin)

Select projects
The_boat_Promo_desktop_1a (http://www NULL.sbs NULL.com NULL.au/theboat)

True_Stories_Promo_desktop_01a (http://www NULL.sbs NULL.com NULL.au/programs/true-stories)

 

 

Junkos_Story_Promo_desktop_1a (1) (http://www NULL.sbs NULL.com NULL.au/hiroshima/) 

 

 

CronullaRiots_Promo_desktop_4a (http://www NULL.sbs NULL.com NULL.au/cronullariots)
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After64_image1 (http://docubase NULL.mit NULL.edu/project/after-64/)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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DOCS: ‘WEDDING SARI SHOWDOWN’, TV Half Hour
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 NULL.com NULL.au/) and Kylie Boltin
FINANCE SBS/FILM VICTORIA
Distributed by Ronin Films (http://www NULL.roninfilms NULL.com NULL.au/feature/581 NULL.html) and SBS Content Sales
Awards
Winner (http://www NULL.acmi NULL.net NULL.au/42ABFD65A4C24D7E862B4A75B0C80452 NULL.htm): “Best Short Documentary”, Real Life on Film Festival 2006
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.com NULL.au/news/tv%E2%80%93radio/culture-clash/2006/04/19/1145344091619 NULL.html) The Age April 20, 2006
Jacqui Taffel, “Inside Australia: Wedding Sari Showdown” (http://www NULL.smh NULL.com NULL.au/news/tv-reviews/wedding-sari-showdown/2006/04/25/1145861335272 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

‘WEDDING SARI SHOWDOWN – part 2′, TV Half Hour
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
FINANCE SBS/SCREEN AFC/FILM VICTORIA
Distributed by Ronin Films (http://www NULL.roninfilms NULL.com NULL.au/feature/813 NULL.html) and SBS Content Sales
Screenings
Australian Perspectives, (http://www NULL.acmi NULL.net NULL.au/aust_wedding_sari_showdown 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.com NULL.au/news/tv-reviews/inside-australia-wedding-sari-showdown/2008/01/22/1200764252757 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