Trudi-Ann Tierney

Company Director
Writer / Executive Producer

Trudi-Ann Tierney began her television career at Foxtel in Australia where she worked for seven years as a writer and producer across channels including Fox 8, Comedy, W, Arena and Fox Kids. In 2006, she received script development funding from Screen Australia to develop a feature film script set in Cambodia, where she lived and worked for four months. In 2009, Trudi joined Afghanistan’s largest and most successful media company where she worked as the Head of Drama, mentoring on, writing, and producing all drama productions for both Dari and Pashto language channels. In her three years with the company, she oversaw production on eight different television serials.

As a representative of the company, Trudi was interviewed by media outlets from all over the world, including BBC, ABC Australia, NBC, Al Jazeera, NPR, Reuters, Washington Post, The Australian, and the New York Times.

Since 2013, Trudi has been working in Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, the UAE and Afghanistan developing and making television, radio and film productions as part of the PIOTP team.

In 2011 Trudi was a guest speaker at the Heinrich-Boll Foundation Conference in Berlin, presenting on the media’s ability to change the cultural landscape in Afghanistan.

In 2012 Trudi was invited to be one of seven judges at the Seoul International Drama Awards.

In 2013 Trudi released her debut book “Making Soapies in Kabul” (Allen & Unwin) which documented her time working in Afghanistan.

In 2015 Trudi was invited to London by the BBC to participate in a panel discussion around dramatising democracy for live broadcast on BBC Radio 3.



Muffy Potter

Company Director
Executive Producer

Muffy Potter began her career as an actor and was an ensemble performer/writer and-co company director of the Sydney based independent theatre company, Urban Tales.

Muffy completed an MA in Producing at AFTRS in 2008 after which she launched Put It Out There Pictures with business partner Trudi-Ann Tierney. They created both scripted and documentary series and developed projects alongside executive producer Posie Graeme-Evans, Fremantle Media and Cordell Jigsaw. The company received early stage development funding from Screen NSW for a TV comedy series.

Muffy Potter worked in Kabul, Afghanistan as a Senior Producer over several years making countless hours of television drama and entertainment programs funded by government and aid organisations for local broadcasters. Some of her credits include ‘Eagle Four’ (2010) – Winner, Special Jury Prize – Seoul Drama Awards, 2011, and the critically acclaimed mockumentary comedy ‘The Ministry’ (2013). Research indicates that some of these titles had a viewership of over 20 million people.

More recently the PIOTP team have produced a four million dollar telemovie for broadcast in four countries, a radio drama aired in December in Myanmar and a drama series going into production in Papua New Guinea with Director, Tony Tilse.

Sophie Barry

Documentary Director / Camera Operator
Strategic Communications Specialist

Sophie Barry has twenty years of combined experience directing and filming documentary films, developing strategic communication plans, leading international media campaigns and building local capacity. She is also experienced in project planning and management of local teams in the development of media programs for the private sector, NGOs, and international donor clients including ISAF, USAID and the UNDP.

Sophie brings extensive experience working in conflict-affected environments in several countries, including the past nine years directing and filming documentaries and short corporate videos in Afghanistan. She worked for seven years making films and mentoring film makers in Myanmar, and three years in Cambodia working in media production. She also worked for four years in East Timor (Timor Leste) completing a documentary film and working on communications and outreach. Sophie has built outstanding business relations with prominent local and international media organisations in the Asia region over this period. Sophie has an extensive background in media and video production including work with production houses in Myanmar, Afghanistan, Cambodia, East Timor and Indonesia.

Wendy Tucker

Office and Accounts Manager

Wendy Tucker is a highly experienced Office and Accounts Manager who enjoys legendary status at PIOTP. She was the Production Executive on our first film foray, Journey, and keeps the home fires burning while the rest of us traipse all across the globe.

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