Anyone involved in production knows that success is about managing details. Starting as an actor over 29 years ago, Sally Forcier quickly fell in love with the process of filmmaking and all the moving parts and pieces.
In 2000, Sally delivered a compelling performance as the stubborn and emotionally detached Alexa in the film Enamored. It was a creative and fulfilling process, so it didn’t take long to know she wanted to be behind the scenes. She started to coach and consult actors, then moved into casting after seeing a need in the Sacramento valley.
Then in 2006, she cast actors for two different films called Lost & Found and the star-studded film of Smokin’ Aces, that filmed in South Lake Tahoe. She then took on the role of Cheryl Ott in The Bill Collector (2009), a thriller about an ex-con named John Black who works in a debt collection office and uses his position to intimate and terrorize his clients.
Producing became a fascination and she took to supporting local ad campaigns, including the loved short film, “The Pitch” that was created for all the Sacramento Valley Ad Agency’s annual event called The Addy’s. That started a wonderful chapter of producing commercials, films and even the California State lottery game shows, “The Big Spin” and “Make me a Millionaire” which she helped create, cast and Direct. Additionally, she managed, produced the live draws for California Lottery’s “SuperLotto Plus” that happened twice a week.
In 2016, she cast the short Amusia, an inspiring story about a young boy who developed a relationship with music after experiencing hearing loss from an accident.
She finally found her passion for producing! In 2017, she was the lead producer for the video series, Kickstands Up and traveled the country with philanthropist Adam Sandoval documenting “Scootin America” as he gave Harley Davidsons away to unsuspecting veterans, being featured at Sturgis and in NYC on Fox and Friends. That same year, she also worked as the casting director and executive producer for the movie Notorious Nick (2017) where she ran the day-to-day production needs, ensuring the films integrity and success.
In 2018, Sally accepted The CFAA President Award from The Capital Film Arts Alliance in Sacramento. This award is shared with those who provide unwavering support and allegiance to the Sacramento film community. “Sally Forcier demonstrated that commitment on a daily basis and we are all better for it.”
As a Sacramento native, she is passionate about not only creating stories but wants to make inspirational content and put actors and crew to work! She was responsible for casting 300 local actors as background in the thriller Traffik (2018) and cast more background for the drama Women is Losers (2019).
In 2022, Sally won The Bob Trout Award from the “I Love Film” Mixer in Northern California. Sacramento, Placer County, and El Dorado County were the film commissioners in attendance at this annual event. The award is given to a person who goes above and beyond the call of duty on a film set. The nominee is selected based on the crew’s favorite person to work with and someone who is always on task and rises above all challenges with a smile and sunny disposition. Sally exhibited these outstanding service qualities and earned this award for her hard work and dedication.
Sally is skilled at managing production details of all mediums and takes pride in mastering pre-production planning and problem solving. She has also worked as lead Producer for the action short Knight Righters and the unit production manager for the drama Haymaker (formerly titled Uppercut).
Sally has wrapped up her 9th film in 7 years that she was on the producing team and cast for. With a myriad of productions under her belt, the lessons have been invaluable as well as rewarding.
She has been championing the local film community for decades. With 29 years in the industry and over 17 years of producing, she is a force in our region and loves connecting the dots and mentoring our future filmmakers.
Being a woman-owned small business has had its challenges over the decades, but with faith, belief, and constant hard work, she trusted God to lead her to be where she is today.