Alison‘s first feature film was Flying Blind, starring Helen McCrory, directed by Katarzyna Klimkiewicz (released by Soda in the UK, by Alter Ego in Poland, and sold internationally by Content Film). Her current development slate includes: Faithfull (biopic about Marianne Faithfull) co-produced with Julia Taylor-Stanley; Southern Pacific, a mother-and-daughter road movie by Kefi Chadwick; Finding Clive, a rom-com for life's "undateables", starring Shirley Henderson, written and directed by Deva Palmier.
Alison began her working life as an actress and theatre producer. She moved into TV and film production in 1997. She made eight award-winning short films (supported by UKFC, Creative England, BBC Films, Film4) including Turning (BAFTA nominated) and Flytopia, based on a short story by Will Self.
Other moving image work includes: TV documentaries and drama, academic research projects, artist's installations and web-based oral history projects. She is also works as a Line Producer: recent experience includes large-scale TV commercials and in 2016 she line produced Bristol-based feature film We Can Be Heroes.
She has participated in industry training schemes including: Market Trader; Compass (Creative England); Initialize Co-production Forum Berlinale; Get It Seen (ICO). Alison is a member of ACE (Ateliers du Cinema Europeen) and participated in the industry-leading ACE European co-production workshop 2014/5.
She sits on the Board of Encounters Film Festival. She has contributed as a speaker at industry conferences and training courses; has mentored young filmmakers for Creative England and First Light; and has lectured at the Universities of Bristol, Falmouth, Gloucester, Bournemouth, Bath Spa, UWE and the Wajda Institute in Warsaw.