Ian Collie is one of Australia’s most experienced producers and the founder of Easy Tiger, having previously run the Scripted division of Essential Media which was awarded the Screen Producers of Australia ‘Producer of the Year’ in 2012.
His credits include the iconic ABC comedy Rake (five seasons with ABC TV, plus a Fox US format), starring Richard Roxburgh and guest starring Toni Collette, Cate Blanchett, Rachel Griffiths, Hugo Weaving and Sam Neill; and Nine’s Doctor Doctor (two seasons, sold internationally as The Heart Guy). He has produced two series and three telemovies of the crime drama Jack Irish, and the telemovie The Broken Shore, all based on the award winning novels of Peter Temple.
Ian is also the producer/co-creator of the SBS dramas Sunshine (2017), which was theOpening Night screening for the inaugural Séries Mania Melbourne and listed amongst MIPCOM 2017’s ‘Hit Picks’, and The Principal (2016) which was selected for Netflix’s ‘Top 10 Series to Watch’. Other drama credits include the telemovies Stepfather of the Bride and Hell Has Harbour Views.
He was nominated for a PGA Award for his work producing the Disney feature film Saving Mr Banks (2013) starring Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks.
Prior to Essential, he worked at Hilton Cordell producing a raft of award winning documentaries. He has also worked as the executive director for the Arts Law Centre of Australia, and as a solicitor for Slater and Gordon and Cashman and Partners.