CLOAK is an 8 part returning mystery drama series that explores a small community's heartache when the sole survivor of a school bus crash takes her own life years later.
CURRENTLY UNDER OPTION with Simon Mirren and Jamie Carmichael at ATLANTIC NOMAD (LOS ANGELES) and Easy Tiger (AUSTRALIA). Film Victoria Development on Demand script funding 2018. Film Victoria funded writers' room with Simon Mirren 2017.
Aired on ABC Australia
“Best of the Rest”, Tropfest Film Festival.
"Best of the Rest”, Realm of the Senses Film Festival.
The Eli Lilly Hope Awards Runner Up Prize.
Brisbane Film Fantastic Festival Screenplay Certificate of Excellence.
Women in Film and Television Film Festival selected film.
Homebrewed Film Festival selected film.
Yesterday is a Drama/Sci-fi series which was a semifinalist in the Scriptapalooza TV Pilot competition (USA). It is currently under option with CK Artists.
Rumble Skate is an 8 part sports drama currently under option with Hoodlum Entertainment.
After graduating from film school, Chelsea sold her first short film IMAGINARY FRIEND to ABC (Australia), which aired over three years. She has since written for shows such as HOME & AWAY, NEIGHBOURS, THE DOCTOR BLAKE MYSTERIES (where she received 4 ½ stars from the Herald Sun for one of her episodes) and SECRET BRIDESMAIDS' BUSINESS. Her most recent script editing credit was on Studio Bento’s VR project ‘Remembrance’, which has since been selected for the Kaleidoscope Showcase at Cannes XR.
Chelsea has story produced for Stan, Monster & Bear and Seven Studios. Her original pilot script YESTERDAY was a semi-finalist in the Scriptapalooza TV Pilot Competition (US), while other scripts have been accepted into the AWG Pathways program and been shortlisted at Tropfest Film Festival, The Hope Awards, Homebrewed Film Festival and Realm of the Senses.
Chelsea's original television concepts are all in active development with Emmy and BAFTA Award-winning company Hoodlum, Princess Pictures, Seven Studios, Easy Tiger and Atlantic Nomad Productions (Los Angeles). In 2020 she was invited to join the Imagine Impact community - a global content accelerator program launched by Ron Howard and Brian Grazer.
Chelsea has worked in Film and TV production, as a lecturer for RMIT’s Advanced Diploma in Screenwriting, as an English teacher in Indonesia, as an in-house Development Script Producer at SEVEN STUDIOS in Melbourne and as a script reader for the SCRIPTWRITERS' NETWORK in Los Angeles. Chelsea is a graduate of the Writers’ Homicide School in Las Vegas, where she honed her skills as a mystery writer.
Aussie series Secret Bridesmaids’ Business is the latest in an impressive crop of TV shows made by, and starring, women that’s helping re-dress the gender imbalance on the small screen.
Another Aussie show in the news this week is ABC’s period drama The Doctor Blake Mysteries, which has been commissioned for a fifth season (due to air in 2017).
Abbie Cornish-Led Thriller Series ‘Secret Bridesmaids’ Business’ Begins Production (EXCLUSIVE)
Filmmakers from across the country will be recognised today as the winners of the 2007/08 Hope Awards short film competition are announced at a screening and presentation in Sydney.
Executive producer Fiona Eagger lifts the lid on Miss Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries, a spin-off from Australian period crime drama Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries set during the 1960s and starring Geraldine Hakewill.
‘Secret Bridesmaids’ Business’ scores a slew of international sales
Cameron's Welcome Screenwriter Chelsea Cassio to the Agency
Friday Night Debrief stakes out Overlanders Hwy locations