Cher Hawrysh – Producer

Award-winning producer Cher Hawrysh has played a key-role in the production of 100’s of hours of independent, studio, and network productions.


Career highlights include working directly with Master of Horror, Stephen King, on Kingdom Hospital and running the grassroots campaign and self-distribution of Velcrow Ripper’s feature documentary Scared Sacred in 2005. She was a co-producer on the post-apocalyptic sci-fi The Colony directed by Jeff Renfroe, staring Kevin Zegers, Laurence Fishburne and Bill Paxton; released by eOne in the spring of 2013.


Her feature documentary credits include Genie Award-winning filmmaker Velcrow Ripper’s Scared Sacred, and Fierce Light. The global documentaries featured interviews with the Dali Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and Thich Nhat Hanh; and played festivals, theatrically and on television around the globe. Official festival selections include, TIFF, IDFA and HOT DOCS. The Toronto International Film Festival awarded Scared Sacred a special jury prize and Fierce Light received a Special Jury Prize and Audience Award at the Vancouver International Film Festival.


In addition to her strong creative background, Cher is a sought after business affairs professional who acts as a consultant on the financing and business of independent films in the U.S. and Canada.  


Cher is an alumnus of the inaugural TIFF Studio program, Trans Atlantic Partners (TAP) International Co-Production training program, the Canadian Film Centre (CFC), the UCLA Professional Program in Producing, and the WIFT-Schulich School of Business Media Leadership Program.

Through her company Phenomenal Films, Cher is committed to producing unique independent films for a global audience.