Poppy Stockell (Australia)
Writer, Director, Producer

Poppy is a writer, director and producer with a penchant for stories that explore human identity, culture and humour.

Inspired by nature documentaries from her youth, Poppy completed a BSc in Zoology that landed her a gig writing and producing documentaries on triple j radio – cementing Poppy’s love for storytelling.

After finishing a Diploma in Film & Television majoring in cinematography, Poppy tried her hand as a camera assistant on feature films and commercials…it wasn’t a perfect fit. Undismayed, Poppy started shooting her first film, a deeply personal story about her quest to find love across physical and cultural barriers. The film went on to win the Audience Award at SFF and a swag of other awards and nominations at film festivals around the world.

Poppy has written, produced and directed for all the major television networks in Australia. Her independent documentaries have screened at prestigious festivals and networks around the world including SXSW, ARTE, CBC, Hot Docs, Sheffield Doc/Fest, RTE and Canal +. Her work has won multiple awards including a Walkley, UN Media Award and two Logies nominations.

Her debut feature documentary, John Farnham – Finding the Voice is the highest grossing Australian documentary of all time.