about

Poppy Walker is a director and producer, whose work explores the wonders and complexities of the human condition. 

Her award-winning documentary short Dust Devil (2019) has screened at festivals including: Hot Docs International Documentary Festival, Canada; Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, USA; Flickerfest International Short Film Festival, Australia; Santa Barbara International Film Festival, USA and Ashland Independent Film Festival, USA, where it won the Jury Award for Best Short Documentary.

Poppy co-founded H.W. Collective with director / producer Sophie Hexter, and together they created short films including: Hitch (2014); The Battle (2015); The Ghost in the Machine (2016); Land to Vale (2017); and Drummer Girl (2018).  Their work has screened at festivals including: Aesthetica Short Film Festival, UK; Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, USA; Lunafest, USA; International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Germany and broadcast on ABC, Australia and Aeon, USA.


Poppy’s commissioned work includes several human rights-focused documentary shorts for agencies including Oxfam, World Vision and UN Women. She holds a BA in Arts (Journalism) from Monash University, Australia, and a Graduate Diploma in Documentary from the Victorian College of the Arts, Australia.