Golden Poppy Productions

Media to Wake Up the World


Holly Million is “The Super Producer.” Her production company, Golden Poppy Productions, which she founded in 1996, creates media to wake up the world.

Holly is a filmmaker, nonprofit leader, teacher, speaker, writer, and blogger whose personal passion is empowering people to change their world for the better. In addition to securing funding for A Story of Healing, which won a 1997 Academy Award, Holly has raised money for documentary and dramatic films that have aired on PBS, HBO, and other broadcast outlets.


As a director, Holly created Changing Room, a dramatic film that had its television debut on PBS in 2005. Holly is the director of the feature-length documentary film, A Permanent Mark, now in post-production, which tells the story of American veterans and Vietnamese people suffering from Agent Orange exposure. She is the producer of The Rugby Player, a feature-length documentary about United Flight 93 passenger Mark Bingham and his mother Alice Hoagland which is now in a long international festival run.

Holly also produced It Came From Kuchar, a documentary about underground filmmaker George Kuchar directed by Jennifer Kroot, and she was a fundraising consultant on Blind Spot: Murder by Women, a film by Oscar-winning filmmakers Allie Light and Irving Saraf, as well as Everyday Heroes, a film by Oscar-nominated director Rick Goldsmith. She is a skilled producer and can handle the business, fundraising, and logistical aspects of taking a project from concept through completion.

A seasoned international traveler who has been to Nepal, China, Thailand, South Korea, and Vietnam, Holly met her husband, cinematographer Chris Million, on a trip to Mongolia in 1996. Holly has an MA in education from Stanford University and a BA in English from Harvard University. See more at:


Contact information:
Holly Million
Golden Poppy Productions
4200 Park Blvd., #544
Oakland, CA 94602