Sally Aitken is an Emmy® nominated director and writer and one of Australia’s most prolific storytellers. Her formidable directing slate includes some of the most talked about and highest rating screen content for broadcasters around the globe. She is known for adventurous collaborations, and her work is characterised by compassion, humour and a fierce intelligence.
Sally’s award-winning work includes the Camera d’Or nominated feature documentary A Cinematic Life selected for the Cannes Film Festival and the 3x60mins Stories of Australian Cinema (ABC) that Sally also wrote and directed, scoring 1.1m viewers per ep, nominated for an International Emmy®. Sally conceived Air Rescue for Channel7, the first fully brand funded series in Australia. Streets of Your Town (2016, ABC) a 2x60mins romp with comedian Tim Ross, for which Sally collected both the Australian Director’s Guild award as well as the Australian Writer’s Award for Best Documentary series. “Playing with Sharks” is screening at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival.