With more than ten years experience working as an Exec Producer, Producer and Director in factual documentaries and series. Raised on a homestead built by her parents in Scotland, Poppy has specialised in music documentaries since writing, producing and narrating her first music series for the BBC at 22. She has gone on to write and produce more than 20 films and series for the BBC and international producers.
A Goldsmiths music graduate, Poppy went on to make music and arts documentaries and series for television, ranging from BBC series, How to Be A Composer, to Secrets of a Pop Song, with Sting and Mark Ronson, to the inner mind of Rolling Stone— Keith Richards in Keith Richards’: Lost Weekend, with Julien Temple [BBC], and the history of modern classical music with John Adams and Philip Glass in The Sound + the Fury: a century of Modern Music [BBC]. Poppy has also written and produced seminal arts series for Channel 4 : The Secret Life of Buildings and series produced and directed multi-part classical music reality TV series Project Symphony for Singapore’s Media Corp.
Most recently she has written, produced and directed documentary Joan Armatrading: Me, Myself, I for the BBC, a film which explores the life of legendary songwriter Joan Armatrading, featuring interviews and performances from Joan, Martha Wainwright, Shingai Shoniwa, Soweto Kinch, Meshell Ndegeocello, Glyn Johns and Pino Palladino. The documentary was nominated for ‘Best Doc’ at the Broadcast Awards 2020.
Outside of film work Poppy writes, plays and produces music. Poppy is a supporter of NAACP legal aid and BLM causes and is committed to creating a safer more nourishing environment for under-represented voices.