She made her directorial debut in 1991 with the documentary God's Girls about the order of nuns who taught her at school. The ABC/BBC co-production was described by The Guardian in the UK as 'much more gripping than the fictional Brides Of Christ'. It was nominated for an Australian Film Institute (AFI) Award and was a finalist in the Sydney Film Festival's Dendy Short Film Competition. Cherie studied scriptwriting at the Australian Film Television and Radio School in 1993 where she teamed up with novelist and short story writer Alexandra Long. She co-produced a short film, Out, written by Long and directed by Samantha Lang, in 1994.
Lucinda 31, the Australian Film Commission-funded short film written and directed by Cherie in 1994-1995, screened at the New Films, New Directors festival in New York and was voted Most Popular Film at the 1995 Brisbane Exposure Festival. The script was an adaptation of a short story by Alexandra Long.
In 1995 she was invited to direct the short Grand Hotel, as part of a series of short comedies produced by the Australian Film Commission and broadcast on SBS Television.
THANK GOD HE MET LIZZIE is her feature film directorial debut.
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