Polly Pierce

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  • Country:   Canada
  • Province/State:   British Columbia
  • City:   Vancouver
  • How do you Identify?:   Biracial (Chinese/ Caucasian) and Australian/ Canadian Dual Citizen
  • Field of Work:   Fiction/Scripted, Documentary, and Other
  • Union:   IATSE
  • Interested In:   Directing TV For Hire, Directing Film/Digital for Hire, Directing Music Videos/Commercials, Developing my own Film/TV/Digital Material, Other, and Shadowing
  • Recent Credits:   Writer/Producer/Director: Dependable Pandemic Life Partner; Writer/Producer/Director: Wytch Craft; Cinematographer: Where Everyone Lives; Cinematographer: Special DeLivery
  • Favourite Movies:   The Diving Bell and the Butterfly; The Past; Moonrise Kingdom; The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou; Scott Pilgrim vs The World, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, Wild at Heart, The Big Lebowski
  • Favourite TV Shows:   The X Files; Dix Pour Cent; The Politician; House of Cards; Plan Coeur; Trapped
  • Pitch a Project:   http://www.pollypiercefilm.com/upcoming-projects
  • Contact Information:   pollypierce927@gmail.com
  • Link:   http://www.pollypiercefilm.com/


After receiving her BFA: Film and Television Production (High Distinction) from the Queensland University of Technology, Polly has been the cinematographer on numerous narrative short films, two of which were awarded funding from Screen Australia, Screen Queensland and the Pacific Film and Television Commission. One of these films, the moody, Colonial Australia based drama, Blood Hollow, won the Rising Star Award and screened at the Canada International Film Festival (2011) and won the Silver Lei Award and screened at the Honolulu International Film Festival that same year.

In 2017, Polly branched out into directing, producing and editing while also being the cinematographer on a short film for the Twin Peaks Short Film Contest. Her film, The Owls Are Not What They Seem, was a third-place finalist and screened in front of a sold-out crowd which included Twin Peaks: The Return Executive Producer, Sabrina Sutherland, and actors Sherilynn Fenn, Kimmy Robertson and Chrysta Bell. She recently wrote, produced and directed two short films, the supernatural dark comedy Wytch Craft and the pandemic set rom-com, Dependable Pandemic Life Partner, and is currently in development on a feature length documentary about the BC Crown Counsel’s handling of Domestic Violence cases.

In her over a decade long career in film and television, Polly has amassed over 80 professional credits as a 1st Assistant Camera and 2nd Assistant Camera working on feature films such as the French/ Australian co-production The Tree (2010), Brain on Fire (2016) and the upcoming Netflix film Spontaneous (2018) and television series such as Bletchley Circle: San Francisco (2018), Girlfriends Guide to Divorce (2016/17), the Apple TV series Home Before Dark (2018/19) and the Steven Spielberg produced sci-fi, Terra Nova (2011) as well as countless commercials and music videos.

Polly is an Australian/Canadian dual citizen, with biracial ethnicity (Chinese and Caucasian) and has worked throughout Australia, Canada, Mexico and Hong Kong.

She is professionally affiliated with the Western Canada International Camera Guild – ICG 669.


I’m looking to expand my professional network and work with like-minded creatives of diverse backgrounds and those similar to my own.

I’m currently in Post-Production on my two latest short films, Wytch Craft and Dependable Pandemic Life Partner, both of which are comedies and I’m developing a feature documentary on the unsupportive nature of the BC Crown Counsel towards Domestic Violence cases and will examine what measures can be made to improve the system for survivors.

I’m wanting to tell stories that reflect the multicultural and diverse world, which is the real world, that I live in.

Professionally, I’m working towards towards the television world as it’s storytelling possibilities are so broad and it’s also the area in which I have the most experience in, as I’ve been a professional camera assistant for over a decade and worked on many numerous television series.