Sally Chesher (Australia)
Investment & Development Manager - Documentary
Screen Australia

Sally has a long track record of story development and producing across many genres and platforms.

She is currently working as a development and investment manager, documentary for Screen Australia. In this role, she works across numerous documentary projects from development through production to delivery. Recent projects include The Australian Wars, Great Southern Landscapes, Me and My Tourette’s and many more still in different stages of production such as Hot Potato: The Story of The Wiggles, Ningaloo Nyinggulu and Asking For It.

Previously, she has worked at the ABC as an executive producer, overseeing the development, production and delivery of a slate of Arts projects including Hannah Gadsby’s Nakedy Nudes, Don’t Stop the Music and several Art Bites series. Previously, she was development manager for Arts, comedy, entertainment and factual and shepherded many short form initiatives, unearthing and championing a new generation of filmmakers in the emerging sector.

Aside from other experience as an independent producer and freelancer on scripted short films, TV and feature films, her work experience spans being an agent representing actors, writers and directors, to developing scripted content for Icon Shanahan including being an EP on feature film The Black Balloon and freelance story consultancy.

Screen Australia is a Federal Government agency charged with supporting Australian screen development, production and promotion.

Screen Australia was established under the Screen Australia Act 2008 and from 1 July 2008 took over the functions and appropriations of its predecessor agencies, the Australian Film Commission (AFC), the Film Finance Corporation Australia (FFC) and Film Australia Limited.