Chloë Leland is an award-winning writer, director, executive producer and VFX specialist. She is also daughter of British film director and writer David Leland. She became first notable for playing Emily Lloyd's younger sister in David Leland's directional debut Wish You Were Here in 1987. She later worked for Working Title as a researcher and as a location scout on the movie Land Girls (1998). Since that time she has produced, directed and shot documentaries and drama for television, including some of the highest-rated series for the Discovery Channel and Animal Planet. She worked as camera operator on multi-award-winning feature Concert for George and produced and directed Walking with Monsters, for which she won at the 58th Primetime Emmy Awards in the category Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming One Hour or More) and a VES as well as being nominated for a BAFTA and RTS. Her next series, Fight For Life, received extremely high ratings for BBC1, as well as winning BAFTA, RTS and VES awards. In 2010 she was once again Emmy-nominated for the critically acclaimed America – Story of Us (the record-breaking, top rating US series), on which she worked as series VFX creative director. She has held high-level positions with some of the UK's top production companies, such as head of development for Impossible Pictures and creative director for Jane Root's Nutopia. As development executive for the BBC Specialist Factual and other independent companies, Leland has originated and developed reams of commissioned series and specials. She has written for factual and fully scripted television and authored children's books.