Sydney-based production and distribution studio Dreamchaser has signed a multi-year development and production deal with a string of Australia’s top non-scripted producers across the factual and entertainment genres, with Debbie Cuell (Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds, Ambulance Australia), Leigh Aramberri (The Voice) and Emma Lamb (Married at First Sight, Byron Baes) joining as producer partners.
The producers will develop and produce new projects for TV and streaming platforms for the studio’s factual and entertainment divisions. Dreamchaser will serve as EP on all projects and take them out internationally.
Cuell joins Dreamchaser as Executive Producer, Partner: Documentary and Factual Entertainment, with more than 20 years of experience specialising in factual and entertainment genres in Australian TV, public broadcasting and subscription TV. She previously executive produced the AACTA and International Emmy Award-winning ABC series Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds and AACTA-nominee Ambulance Australia among many others during her tenure at Endemol Shine Australia. Her projects will be made by Dreamchaser and Cuell through her production company, Sparkle Pictures.
Aramberri has been a part of The Voice since its inception a decade ago, working as the show’s executive producer for the past seven seasons and helping to produce spin offs The Voice Kids and The Voice Generations. His multiple TV credits include Masterchef, Australia’s Next Top Model, The Apprentice, Project Runway, The Biggest Loser and The X Factor. He joins Dreamchaser as Executive Producer, Partner: Non-Scripted Entertainment.
Lamb was co-executive producer on Married At First Sight for four years and was instrumental in making it one of Australia’s most successful shows. She recently executive produced Netflix Australia’s first original unscripted series Byron Baes. Lamb will launch her production label Mischief Maker as an exclusive partnership with Dreamchaser in late July and serve as Executive Producer, Partner: Non-Scripted Entertainment.
Dreamchaser, backed by global content company Endeavor Content, is Australia’s first full-service production and distribution studio, founded in 2022 by Australian executives Hugh Marks and Carl Fennessy.
In a statement, Marks and Fennessy said: ‘Leigh, Debbie and Emma are three of Australia’s most dynamic, trusted and admired non-scripted executive producers. They have an incredible track record of multi-genre success, and each brings a deep commitment to creating programs with integrity, authenticity and creative excellence. We’re proud to welcome them to Dreamchaser as executive producer partners as they launch the next phase of their careers. We can’t wait to share their programming with Australia and the world.
Dreamchaser will make further Producer Partner announcements in the coming months.