Ziggy Mrkich freelanced as a photographer in her native Australia for several music magazines and national newspapers photographing major acts during the early 90’s. She began a short career in radio as a deejay until she completed studies in Photography/Film & TV at the Western Australian College of Media Design and Fine Arts. She lived in Croatia from the age of 13 to 19, during the political influence of former Yugoslavia and came to the United States in 1995, after spending time in Australia, Toronto and London. Ziggy Mrkich has worked as a development executive in Hollywood for several production companies and also worked for Touchstone Pictures at Walt Disney Studios. She was the curator for Cinema Prozac, a program of films and a discussion panel and oversaw the Silver Screen Screenplay Competition for the 2002 Silver Lake Film Festival in Los Angeles. More recently Ziggy Mrkich founded Dubrovnik International Film Festival in Dubrovnik, Croatia. As Festival Director, guests included Christopher Walken, Emily Watson, John Hurt, Deborah Kara Unger and Jonathan Tucker. In addition, Ziggy Mrkich has worked with the Croatian Consulate in Los Angeles on showcasing programs of Croatian films. She is also the Founder and Festival director of the San Pedro International Film Festival that begins the first week in October each year.