In 2010, Sue started Northern Pictures Pty Ltd, a specialist factual production company based in Sydney, Australia. The new company co-produced the critically acclaimed 3-part series Once Upon a Time in Cabramatta for SBS TV, nominated for four 2013 AACTA Awards. The “Once Upon a Time” series continues on Once Upon a Time in Punchbowl, which looks at that suburb’s Lebanese community, and Once Upon a Time in Carlton, which delves into 60 years of Italian migrant history in Carlton, Melbourne.
Previously, Sue was General Manager, ScreenWorld Pty Ltd and Head of TV Factual Production at Becker Entertainment (now ScreenWorld Pty Ltd) and worked on establishing the company as a leading global producer of high-end documentary programs. She oversaw the initial development and production of the popular global science series One Step Beyond for Discovery Networks International. Before joining Becker Entertainment in (1999), Sue was the Production Supervisor of the Indigenous Unit at SBS.
Sue’s many career highlights include the critically acclaimed feature docu-drama directed by Gillian Armstrong Unfolding Florence: The Many Lives of Florence Broadhurst; Australia’s only official selection at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival, the Logie- nominated drama-doc series Darwin's Brave New World, the SBS series Food Investigators and the ATOM Award winning Best Documentary (Science, Technology & the Environment), The Silent Epidemic.
Accolades for programs Sue has produced include a Silver World Medal (New York Film Festival), Special Jury Award (The Explorers Club Documentary Film Festival), Silver Award (Omni Intermedia Awards), Bronze World Medal (New York Festival 2003) and the Special Jury Award (The Explorers Club Documentary Film Festival).
In 2013 Northern Pictures also produced the popular 4 x 1 hour prime time series Kakadu for ABC TVandthe soon to be launched SBS digital media project 10 Days that Shocked the Nation, about the 2005 Cronulla Riots.