Belinda Chayko

The cast of Safe Harbour, photo courtesy of SBS.

Belinda Chayko is a writer and director for film and television. Showrunner and head writer of Safe Harbour (SBS), she was one of the key writers on the ABC AWGIE award-winning series Barracuda.

She co-created Foxtel’s Secret City (Series 1 and 2) with Matt Cameron and wrote for both series. She has written for Fighting Season, Old School, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries and Newton’s Law and wrote the AWGIE-winning screenplay for SBS telemovie Saved. She has directed two feature films – Lou, starring John Hurt (which she also wrote) and City Loop, starring Sullivan Stapleton. Both films screened internationally at major festivals, including Toronto and Pusan. Belinda is currently developing a cli-fi series with Matchbox Pictures, as well as feature films and other series. Her interest is in character-based stories that explore the liminal areas of life and morality.

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