Polly’s filmmaking journey began whilst on a National Geographic 5 week sea kayaking expedition in Vietnam.
Her kayaking travels brought her to a small village in Uganda where she produced, directed and shot her first documentary, Nomads, a multi- award winning short documentary about three white-water kayaking women who give back to the local village they are staying in.
Polly was the primary filmmaker for Blue Planet Run, a 95 day, 24 hour relay run around the world, covering over 15,000 miles, through 16 countries. While on the road, Polly shot and edited 14 segments that were uploaded from remote locations, and posted on the web. She has also produced Running for Water a documentary about the run and the clean drinking water issue.
Polly returned to Uganda in 2009 to film Soft Power Health a short documentary about Dr. Jessie Stone’s work educating local Ugandans about Malaria.
She went on to produce, direct, shoot and edit GAME, which was born from Polly’s own journey of self discovery while making a kayaking comeback training for the 2011 world championships. While training she filmed her whole journey creating video blogs as she went along. The final film evolved into an inside look into the hearts and minds of the top female freestyle kayakers as they prepare and compete in the 2011 World Championships.
While on an adventurous cycling/kayaking trip in Northern India, Polly met an inspiring and unusual monk. She decided to stay in the remote region of Ladakh for 2 months where she wrote, directed, shot, and edited her short film Monk Dreams.
Most recently she wrote, shot, and directed ONE – Protect The Nile River, a short film about protecting the Nile River in Uganda from being lost forever by the construction of the Isimba Dam.
Polly has also worked in front of the camera as talent for National Geographic Channel.
Her passions include Ashtanga yoga, meditation, art, writing, India, scuba diving, kayaking, surfing, cycling, adventure, personal growth, living in other cultures, and being of service.