The Physical TV Company is a critically acclaimed international film production company based in Sydney, Australia. Physical TV creates dramas, documentaries, and dancefilms informed by scholarly research into the history and the future potential of the cinematic medium. Its works have been commissioned or purchased for multiple broadcasts by ABC and SBS-TV in Australia, and picked up for broadcast in China, Europe and on cable TV in the USA. Physical TV screen productions have travelled to over 300 film festivals on six continents, garnered over 100 awards or nominations, many have attracted grant funding or support through government or philanthropic arts funding bodies and been added to the collections of major film archives around the world.
Founding Director of the Physical TV Company, Richard James Allen is also well known for his creativity as a poet, and most recently published a novel, More Lies (Interactive Press); while founding director Karen Pealrman is a leading theorist on film editing and feminist film histories, her most recent book is Cutting Rhythms: Intuitive Film Editing (Focal Press). A number of Physical TV works include poetry by Allen and are informed by research by Pearlman.