About

Chemical Media is an independent production company specialising in factual entertainment. Established by the team which successfully brought the Lonely Planet brand to television, Chemical’s founders have made hundreds of hours of programming for broadcasters such as Discovery Channel, National Geographic, Al Jazeera English, Channel 4 and SBS.

Along the way we’ve produced shows on everything from contemporary British gangsters to traditional Chinese medicine, handled location shoots from Alaska to Arnhem Land, been hailed by prime ministers, denounced as people-smugglers, and frequently missed the last bus home.

Focusing on strong storytelling and intelligent entertainment, the Chemical team has created factual documentaries, break-through social media campaigns, cutting edge VR documentaries and occasionally even impressed our mums. With Australian roots and a global outlook, we’ve forged strategic film finance relationships with partners around the world and tailored unique content for brands such as Singapore Airlines, Emirates and Tourism Malaysia.

Chemical Media is part-owned by Lonely Planet founder Tony Wheeler.