Pearly Productions creates independent films and content
with a focus on diverse stories.
At the helm of Pearly Production is Pearl Tan, a filmmaker, speaker, and presenter. She is the founder and director of Pearly Productions, a filmmaking boutique with a focus on diverse stories. Through Pearly Productions, she created the YouTube series Minority Box, directed feature film The Casting Game, and has directed / produced several short films and online content. She is currently the Senior Lecturer in Directing at the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS), and she moonlights as a radio presenter for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).
Pearl has extensive experience in advocacy and governance. She was Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the Equity Diversity Committee within the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA). She currently holds positions on the MEAA Board, the National Performers Committee (NPC) for Actors Equity, and the AFTRS Council. She is the Chapter Head for NSW for the Australian Directors Guild (ADG). In 2017, she delivered a TEDx talk entitled Reimagining Diversity.
Pearl holds a Master of Commerce (Strategy, Innovation, & Entrepreneurship) which she completed on a Business Leader Postgraduate Scholarship from the University of Sydney, and a Bachelor of Communications from Edith Cowan University. She is also a graduate of the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA), from which she received a Bachelor of Dramatic Art in Acting. In 2009, she received a Mike Walsh Fellowship to attend the New York Film Academy. In 2016, Pearl was named a Woman of Influence by the Australian Financial Review and Westpac. In 2017, she was featured in the book 200 Women, which showcased influential women from around the world.