Mentor: Rory Callaghan, Screentime
Sal Balharrie creates great work with great people. She grew up on a sheep farm and wrote stories in a peppercorn tree but it was at her first company, Blueboat, where as Creative Director, she lead teams to crystallise multiplatform, brand experience. As an author of books for kids and in writing and directing short films for commercial clients, the next logical step lead Sal to the VCA/Melbourne University and a Masters of Screenwriting. From here, Sal allowed herself to follow a dream and focus 24/7 on carving out a career, creating fresh and brilliant content for screen. That’s her story so far.
Today finds Sal Creative Producer, Writer, Director and founder of Naked Emperor. Currently Sal has a number of original concepts in development here in Australia, China, the UK and the US – from kids animation to the world of YA angst; from travel and lifestyle inclusive of product extensions and VR – all pivot around multi-platform, multilingual, rich engagement.
Sal thrives around optimistic people; believes true collaboration sits at the heart of success and bios make her cringe, ever so slightly. Though today is a sensational day and this next chapter promises to be very exciting.