After graduating film school, Chelsea sold her first short film IMAGINARY FRIEND to the ABC, which aired over a three-year period. She then worked as a scriptwriter on Channel Seven’s HOME & AWAY and Network Ten’s NEIGHBOURS before becoming a regular writer for the ABC hit show THE DOCTOR BLAKE MYSTERIES, where she received 4 ½ stars from the Herald Sun for one of her episodes. Her most recent writing credit was on SECRET BRIDESMAIDS' BUSINESS for the Seven Network and her 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 Scriptapalooza TV Pilot Competition (US) while other scripts have been shortlisted at Tropfest Film Festival, The Hope Awards, Homebrewed Film Festival and Realm of the Senses.
Chelsea's original television concepts YESTERDAY and RUMBLE SKATE are both in development with Emmy and BAFTA Award-winning company Hoodlum, while her dramedy series THE OTHERS has found a home with well-known production company Princess Pictures. She has twice received Film Victoria funding for her original mystery series CLOAK, which is currently in development with Los Angeles based producers Simon Mirren and Jamie Carmichael at Atlantic Nomad Productions.
Chelsea has worked as a lecturer for RMIT’s Advanced Diploma in Screenwriting, as 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 regular guest on ABC RADIO and a graduate of the Writers’ Homicide School in Las Vegas where she honed her skills as a mystery writer.