Actor with a writing/producing bent who has a bit of a thing for Shakespeare. Currently showrunner for Shakespeare Republic & Till The Boys Come Home and Writer/Director Producer for "Champion: The Franz Stampfl Story"
Company
Incognita Enterprises
Talent Manager
A graduate of The Actors Institute, London, with further studies undertaken with the faculty at the Howard Fine Studio, Australia, Sally McLean has played roles in over thirty UK and Australian professional theatre productions, including Flame Trees, Uncle Vanya, The Auxiliary, Chasing Pegasus (a play in ten chords), The Clairvoyant, P.S I Love You, the Australian Premier of I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change and the World Premier of Annabel’s Requiem on the West End.
Sally has also played Shakespeare in both Australia and the UK, playing roles in Macbeth and Hamlet in the UK before performing for three seasons with the Australian Shakespeare Company in their critically acclaimed productions of Comedy of Errors and Romeo & Juliet.
Sally has additionally appeared in various lead and guest roles on numerous UK and Australian television series including Utopia, Lowdown, Elephant Princess, Flying Doctors, Totally Full Frontal, Blue Heelers, Tonight Live, Bingles, Comedy Inc. and the BBC mini-series Bootleg. Film credits include Raymond Taylor’s Earnest Adventures In Love, V for Vienetta, Evie Wants A Baby and Why Must The Show Go On? (playing Lady Macbeth), amongst others.
Her work behind the camera began with the BBC as a member of the Books & Special Projects Unit in BBC Music & Arts. Three years in production at the BBC led to her writing and producing her first film A Little Rain Must Fall in London in late 1996, thought to be the first TV-length drama to be shot on DV tape in the UK, and to her forming her production business Incognita Enterprises under the Honorary Patronage of Oscar® nominated actor, Sir Nigel Hawthorne – an association that continued until his passing in 2001.
Since then, Sally has worked in production for Channel Nine, Endemol Southern Star and others on programs including Big Brother, Australian Idol, The X-Factor and 1 VS 100, written and produced a number of short films and two theatrical productions (which she also directed), and is currently writer/director/producer for her first feature-length documentary, Champion (the story of Franz Stampfl), due for release in 2019.
Sally continues to work in Australian theatre, film and television as an actor as well as developing several projects for both the big and small screen as writer and producer.
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Nominated: Best Budget Under $1K, Best Song In A Music Video
O, Mistress Mine
Music Video Festival
Utah
2018
Semi-Finalist: Teen Songwriter Section
O, Mistress Mine
International Songwriting Competition
Nashville
2018
Winner: Best Web Short
Champion: The Franz Stampfl Story (Trailer)
Bucharest ShortCut CineFest
Bucharest
2018
Official Selection
Speaking Daggers
Noosa International Film Festival
Noosa
2018
Official Selection
Speaking Daggers
Fisheye Film Festival
High Wycombe
2018
Official Selection
Speaking Daggers
Île Courts International Short Film Festival
Beau Bassin
2018
Official Selection
Speaking Daggers
Cape Town International Film Market & Festival
Cape Town
2018
Official Selection
Speaking Daggers
PORTUGAL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Porto
2018
WINNER: Rising Star Award
Speaking Daggers
GERMANY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
2018
Winner: Best Short Film
Speaking Daggers
Berlin International Cinefest
Berlin
2018
Official Selection
Speaking Daggers
SBE Hamilton International Film Festival
New York
2018
Official Selection
Speaking Daggers
Auckland International Film Festival
Auckland
2018
Official Selection
Speaking Daggers
High Peak Independent Film Festival
New Mills
2018
Official Selection
Speaking Daggers
St Kilda Film Festival
Melbourne
2018
Official Selection
Speaking Daggers
Brazil International Film Festival
Rio de Janeiro
2018
Official Selection
Speaking Daggers
Unrestricted View Film Festival
London
2018
Official Selection
Speaking Daggers
Riverside Short Film Festival
New Haven, MO
2018
Official Selection
Speaking Daggers
Ramsgate International Film & TV Festival
Ramsgate
2018
Winner: Best Film Trailer
Champion: The Franz Stampfl Story (Trailer)
Copenhagen Film Festival
Copenhagen
2018
Winner: Best TV & Web Series
Shakespeare Republic: #LoveTheBard (Season Two)
Canada Independent Film Festival
Montreal
2018
Nominated: Best Web Short
Shakespeare Republic: #LoveTheBard (Season Two)
Bucharest ShortCut CineFest
Bucharest
2018
Winner: Best Web Series
Shakespeare Republic: #LoveTheBard (Season Two)
London Cinematic International Film Festival
London
2018
Official Selection
Shakespeare Republic: #LoveTheBard (Season Two)
Carballo Interplay
Carballo
2018
Official Selection
Shakespeare Republic: #LoveTheBard (Season Two)
The Valley Film Festival
North Hollywood
2018
Official Selection
Shakespeare Republic: #LoveTheBard (Season Two)
Festival Internacional de Series web de Medellín (FIS-MED)
Medellín
2018
Winner: Outstanding Drama Series - Nominated: Best Actor in a Drama (Christopher Kirby), Best Director in a Drama, Best Cinematography in a Drama, Best Ensemble Cast in a Drama, Best Series Premise, Best Editing
Shakespeare Republic: #LoveTheBard (Season Two)
New Jersey WebFest
Montclair NJ
2018
Winner: "Best Dramatic Web Series" & "Best Budget Under $10,000" - Nominated: "Best Director - Drama", "Best Ensemble Cast", "Best Cinematography", "Best Lead Actress (Sally McLean)", "Best Lead Actor (Christopher Kirby)"
Shakespeare Republic: #LoveTheBard (Season Two)
Web Series Festival
Orem UT
2018
Winner: Best Actor (Christopher Kirby)
Shakespeare Republic: #LoveTheBard (Season Two)
Lit On Film Festival
Brooklyn NY
2018
Official Selection
Shakespeare Republic: #LoveTheBard (Season Two)
The Realist WebFest
Nizhny Novgorod
2018
Official Selection
Shakespeare Republic: #LoveTheBard (Season Two)
River Film Festival
Padua
2018
Official Selection
Shakespeare Republic: #LoveTheBard (Season Two)
Short Cuts Film Festival
Dandenong
2018
Nominated: Best Female Director Fiction
Shakespeare Republic: #LoveTheBard (Season Two)
Cardiff Mini Film Festival
Cardiff
2018
Nominated: Best Web Series
Shakespeare Republic: #LoveTheBard (Season Two)
TERMINUS Conference + Festival
Atlanta
2018
Official Selection
Shakespeare Republic: #LoveTheBard (Season Two)
Brazil International Film Festival
Rio de Janeiro
2018
Nominated: Best Web Series
Shakespeare Republic: #LoveTheBard (Season Two)
Philadelphia Independent Film Awards
Philadelphia
2018
Nominated: Best No Budget Short
Shakespeare Republic: #LoveTheBard (Season Two)
Carmarthen Bay Film Festival(BAFTA Cymru Qualifying Festival)
Llanelli, Wales
2018
Official Selection
Shakespeare Republic: #LoveTheBard (Season Two)
Pilot Light TV Festival
Manchester
2018
Nominated: Most Outstanding Direction, Most Outstanding Cinematography & Most Outstanding Sound Design
Shakespeare Republic: #LoveTheBard (Season Two)
LA WebFest
Los Angeles
2018
Nominated: Best Editing & Best International Cinematography
Shakespeare Republic: #LoveTheBard (Season Two)
Miami Web Series Festival
Miami
2018
Nominated: Best Drama, Best Screenplay & Best Original Score
Shakespeare Republic: #LoveTheBard (Season Two)
Vancouver WebFest
Vancouver
2018
Official Selection
Shakespeare Republic: #LoveTheBard (Season Two)
Manhattan Film Festival
New York
2018
Nominated: Best Web Series
Shakespeare Republic: #LoveTheBard (Season Two)
Widescreen Film Festival
Miami
2018
Nominated: Best Web Series
Shakespeare Republic: #LoveTheBard (Season Two)
The Ozflix Independent Film Awards
Melbourne
2018
Nominated: Best Australian Drama
Shakespeare Republic: #LoveTheBard (Season Two)
Melbourne WebFest
Melbourne
2017
Winner: Best Short Film
Speaking Daggers
Peak City International Film Festival
Apex, NC
2017
Official Selection
Speaking Daggers
Anglicon’s Anglophile Film Festival
Bellevue, WA
2017
Finalist: Best Short Film
Speaking Daggers
International short film festival Kolkata
Kolkata
2017
Officially Selected
Shakespeare Republic: #LoveTheBard (Season Two)
Near Nazareth Festival ( NNF)
Afula
2017
Nominated: Best Web Series, Best Director, Best Writer & Best Producer
Shakespeare Republic: #LoveTheBard (Season Two)
Australian Screen Network Industry Awards
Brisbane
2017
Nominated: Best Director & Best Sound Design
Shakespeare Republic: #LoveTheBard (Season Two)
International Online Web Fest
London
2017
Official Selection
Shakespeare Republic: #LoveTheBard (Season Two)
Anglicon’s Anglophile Film Festival
Bellevue
2017
Official Selection
Shakespeare Republic: #LoveTheBard (Season Two)
South Florida WebFest
Miami
2017
Finalist: Best Web Series
Shakespeare Republic: #LoveTheBard (Season Two)
ATOM Awards
Melbourne
2017
Nominated: Best Drama
Shakespeare Republic: #LoveTheBard (Season Two)
Roma WebFest
Rome
2017
Winner: Best Original Idea
Shakespeare Republic: #LoveTheBard (Season Two)
Rio WebFest
Rio de Janeiro
2017
Nominated: Best Narrative Show (International) & Best Director (International)
Shakespeare Republic: #LoveTheBard (Season Two)
New Zealand Web Fest
Auckland
2017
Winner: Best Digital Series
Shakespeare Republic: #LoveTheBard (Season Two)
60th CINE Golden Eagle Award
Washington, Los Angeles & New York
2017
Nominated: Best International & Best Web Series
Shakespeare Republic: #LoveTheBard (Season Two)
NYC Web Fest
New York
2017
Winner: Best Web Series
Shakespeare Republic: #LoveTheBard (Season Two)
12 Months Film Festival
Cluj
2017
Winner: Best Actor in a Drama (Christopher Kirby)
Shakespeare Republic: #LoveTheBard (Season Two)
Baltimore New Media Web Fest
Baltimore
2017
Nominated: Best International, Best Drama & Best Production
Shakespeare Republic: #LoveTheBard (Season Two)
UK Web Fest
London
2017
Official Selection
Shakespeare Republic: #LoveTheBard (Season Two)
Brooklyn Web Fest
Brooklyn NYC
2017
Nominated: Best Ensemble Drama & Best Sound
Shakespeare Republic: #LoveTheBard (Season Two)
International Academy of Web Television Awards
Los Angeles
2017
Winner: Best Ensemble (Amets) Nominated: TopAmets (Best Independent Series)
Shakespeare Republic: #LoveTheBard (Season Two)
Bilbao Seriesland (Web Fest)
Bilbao
2017
Nominated: Best Drama & Best Performance (Christopher Kirby)
Shakespeare Republic: #LoveTheBard (Season Two)
Minnesota WebFest
Edina
2017
Official Selection
Shakespeare Republic: #LoveTheBard (Season Two)
Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Film Festival
Stratford-upon-Avon
2017
Winner: Special Jury Award
Shakespeare Republic: #LoveTheBard (Season Two)
Portugal International Film Festival
Porta
2017
Official Selection
Shakespeare Republic: #LoveTheBard (Season Two)
Festival de Cine de Fuengirola
Fuengirola
2017
Winner: Best Hair & Make Up
Shakespeare Republic: #LoveTheBard (Season Two)
Tuscany WebFest
Pisa
2017
Official Selection
Champion: The Franz Stampfl Story (Trailer)
Bucharest Film Awards
Bucharest
2017
Winner: Best Cinematography
Shakespeare Republic: #LoveTheBard (Season Two)
Sicily WebFest
Ustica
2017
Finalist - Highly Commended "Best Film Inspired By Shakespeare"
Speaking Daggers
Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Film Festival
Stratford-upon-Avon
2017
Winner: Best Male Lead (Christopher Kirby), Nominated: Best Drama, Best Director, Best Cinematography & Best Editing
Shakespeare Republic: #LoveTheBard (Season Two)
Austin WebFest
Austin
2017
Australia's Favourite Web Series Selection
Shakespeare Republic: #LoveTheBard (Season Two)
St Kilda Film Festival
Melbourne
2017
Official Selection
Champion: The Franz Stampfl Story (Trailer)
UK Screen One International Film Festival
Leicester
2017
Official Selection
O, Mistress Mine
Queen City Film Festival (QCFF)
Cumberland
2017
Winner: Judges' Choice Best Film Trailer
Champion: The Franz Stampfl Story (Trailer)
Brownsville International Film Festival
Texas
2017
Official Selection
Champion: The Franz Stampfl Story (Trailer)
Sunlight International Film Festival
Berlin
2017
Official Selection
Shakespeare Republic: #LoveTheBard (Season Two)
Baja Web Fest
Tijuana
2017
WINNER: Best Mobisode or Web Short
Shakespeare Republic
Peak City International Film Festival
North Carolina, USA
2016
Official Selection
Shakespeare Republic
River Film Festival
Padova
2016
Nominated: Best Web Series
Shakespeare Republic
Largo Film Awards
2016
Nominated: Best Web Series
Shakespeare Republic
Near Nazareth Festival
2016
Official Selection
Shakespeare Republic
Cameroon Underground FilmFest
Bamenda
2016
Official Selection
Shakespeare Republic
Birmingham Underground FilmFest
Birmingham
2016
Official Selection
Shakespeare Republic
Unrestricted View Film Festival
London, UK
2016
Nominated: Best Australian Short
Shakespeare Republic
Melbourne Queer Film Festival
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
2016
WINNER: Best Web/New Media
Shakespeare Republic
Los Angeles Cine Fest
Los Angeles, USA
2016
Nominated: Best Actor
Shakespeare Republic
International Online Web Fest
London, England, UK
2016
Nominated: Best Web Series
Shakespeare Republic
DigitalMation Awards
USA
2016
Nominated: Best Web Series
Shakespeare Republic
Garden City International Film Festival
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
2016
WINNER: Best Web Series March 2016
Shakespeare Republic
12 Months Film Festival
Romania
2016
WINNER: Best Picture (Best Web Series), Best Actor (Ben Steel), Best Director (Sally McLean) & Best Cinematography (Shaun Herbertson)
Shakespeare Republic
Indiepossible International Film Festival
Rhode Island, USA
2016
Nominated: Best Australian Cinema Now
Shakespeare Republic
Sydney World Film Festival
Sydney, NSW, Australia
2016
Nominated: Best International Web Series
Shakespeare Republic
Roma CinemaDOC
Rome, Italy
2015
Nominated: Best Short Film
Speaking Daggers
International Short Film Festival Beveren
Beveren
College
The Actors Institute, UK
Drama
1997
College
Howard Fine Acting Studio Australia
Drama
2012Present
Birth Date
April 13
Birth City
Melbourne
Current City
Melbourne
Hometown
Melbourne
Gender
Female
Ethnicity
Australian
Eye Color
Green
Zodiac Sign
Aries
"Normal is just a cycle on a washing machine." - Whoopi Goldberg
Actor with a writing/producing bent who has a bit of a thing for Shakespeare. Currently showrunner for Shakespeare Republic & Till The Boys Come Home and Writer/Director Producer for "Champion: The Franz Stampfl Story"
Company
Incognita Enterprises
Talent Manager