Pauline is a Yaegl women from the North Coast of New South Wales. She entered into the Industry in 1994 through the Indigenous Drama Initiative producing “Round Up”. Since then she has produced Documentaries and Dramas and been Series Producer for various initiatives and worked for ABC, SBS and NITV.
Known for her extensive work in championing and producing the works of Australia’s emerging and Indigenous filmmakers. Pauline has spent the last twenty years helping to develop and mentor other filmmakers and their voices. Pauline was the Series Producer for ABC’s Messagestick from 2000-2004. Pauline was the Indigenous training officer at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School from 2009 to 2013, developing more than 35 courses around Australia and training 650 Indigenous people in Film, Television and Radio. During this time she was also a board member for Arts Law Centre of Australia. She is a strong advocate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Artists, especially in the emerging areas.
In 2013 she took up the position of Commissioning Editor and Head of Internal Productions at NITV. Pauline has created a major landmark initiative, Our Stories, Our Way, Everyday which works with 60 Indigenous companies around Australia to produce 120 documentaries from Remote, Regional and Emerging Filmmakers each year. This is currently in its third series. She completed her time as Commissioning Editor at NITV in March 2015. Moving back into the freelance work she has been a line producer for TV shows, a Director for Corporate videos, an EP and Creator of Native Slam, a Programmer for imagineNATIVE in Canada and Founder of a foundation to create a Indigenous Media Hub and is currently developing Documentary and Feature Scripts. In 2015 she won the Stanley Hawes Award 2015 for Contribution to Australian Documentaries.