We bring stories to life.

In 1990, writer/director/producer Penelope McDonald founded Chili Films to create screen content that uses the gift of storytelling to make to world a better place. In 2020, Rona Glynn-McDonald CEO of Common Ground joined the company as a director. 

Chili Films’ award-winning productions have screened at premier international festivals including Cannes, Berlin and Telluride, as well as leading Australian festivals. Its unique productions have distinguished Chili Films and its partners as creators of distinctive Australian content.

Penelope McDonald

I tell stories to make sense of the world and to share that understanding with others. To change the world one story at a time.