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Alison James Alison James

Alison James

Coordinator of the Making Movies Roadshow regional filmmaking workshops program at the Film and Television Institute
Bachelor of Arts (Film and Television)

The 2007 ABC Young Filmmaker of the Year Award Award was presented to Alison James at the 20th WA Screen Awards by ABC Executive Producer of Television, Daniel Brown. Alison wins a $5,000 cash prize

Alison James was educated at Curtin University, where she started off wanting to direct drama, but said after her first unit in documentary, she has never wanted to do anything else.

Since graduating, she has worked as a professional attachment for Electric Pictures on projects such as “The Winners Guide to the Nobel Prize” and “Bom Bali”.

She is currently the coordinator of the Making Movies Roadshow regional filmmaking workshops program at the Film and Television Institute. She has recently produced and directed two documentaries “Long Road Back” and “Beyond the Fence”.

Alison completed a film about the world of tow truck drivers called “Towing the Line” and also attended the Method Fest Film Festival in Los Angeles in 2007.

I'd highly recommend the degree to others though I would warn them too that it's a huge amount of work. I now completely have the studying bug and am looking forward to taking my art research further!