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Sally Chesher


Sally has a long track record of story development and producing across many genres and platforms. She has worked at the ABC as Development Manager for arts, comedy, entertainment and factual and also as an Executive Producer, overseeing the development, production and delivery of a slate of projects including Hannah Gadsby’s Nakedy Nudes and Don’t Stop the Music. She spent seven years as Creative Director at Icon Shanahan collaborating with writers and directors and overseeing a slate of projects in development. During this time, her contribution to developing the award-winning feature film The Black Balloon written and directed by Elissa Down, earned her an Executive Producer credit.

Aside from other experience as an independent producer on short films, TV and feature film development, her work experience spans from being an agent representing actors, writers and directors, to freelance film production work and story consultancy. In addition, she has unearthed and championed a new generation of filmmakers in the emerging sector, fine tuning her skills in digital storytelling.

Sally was invited to be on the inaugural Gender Matters panel for Screen Australia. As an external assessor for Screen Australia for the past seven years, she has written countless script assessments and now has expanded her work in this role to include Screenwest and Screen Queensland.