Judy Rymer, Producer & Director, Rymer Childs (Australia)
Judy Rymer has been producing and directing drama and documentary films for the past 25 years at her company Rymer Childs. Her work covers a wide range of subjects, concentrating on social and political history and science. Selected titles include Risking Our Kids, 2008 ABCScience; Frank and Daz Take on the World, BBC Scotland/SBS; Being in Chen Kaige, Discovery Asia; All Points of the Compass, BBC Scotland ABC. She directed the series Timebomb, a critique of the New Zealand welfare system; the award-winning Victory Over Death about artist Colin McCahon (Gold Plaque Chicago); several science and technology series; and “Cinema of Unease” for the British Film Institute’s Century of Cinema series, Channel 4. This episode was officially selected for the Cannes Film Festival and won Best Documentary at the NZ Film Awards. Rymer wrote and directed The History of the Bathing Costume, screened on Discovery America; Poles Apart, on the controversial Australian purchase of Jackson Pollock’s Blue Poles; and Message from Moree, to mark the annual Australian Aboriginal Rights Day.