Pearly Productions creates independent films and
produces videos for businesses and arts organisations.
At the helm of Pearly Productions is Pearl Tan. She was named one of the Australian Financial Review and Westpac 100 Women of Influence in 2016. In 2017 she delivered a TEDx talk on diversity and is directing a low budget feature film entitled 'The Casting Game'. She is the creator behind the award winning YouTube series ‘Minority Box’, held the position of Co-Chair of the Equity Diversity Committee for two years, sits on the National Performers Committee for Actors Equity and is the Diversity Patron for WIFT.
She graduated from the NIDA Acting course in 2005. Originally from Western Australia, she also holds a Communications degree majoring in Media Studies from Edith Cowan University. In 2016 she completed a Master of Commerce on a Business Leader Postgraduate Scholarship at the University of Sydney.
She teaches filmmaking and screen acting at NIDA, AFTRS and Actors Centre Australia, and has worked behind the scenes for Channel 7, Channel 9, Network 10, Perth’s 96fm and Faith Martin Casting. Pearl was a recipient of the 2009 Mike Walsh Fellowship to attend the New York Film Academy and her short films have screened both nationally and internationally. Her credits as an actor include Motel (Sydney Theatre Company/Wharf 2Loud), Love’s Triumph (Darlinghurst Theatre) feature films Home Song Stories, Sleeping Beauty and for television Channel 9’s Sea Patrol and ABC3’s Nowhere Boys.