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Louise Alston

Louise Alston

Writer/ Director

Bunker Productions

Big-hearted, clever and cheeky writer/ director. Experience in predominantly female centric comedy and drama. Director of feature films "All My Friends are Leaving Brisbane" and "Jucy". Currently seeking US management.

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Bunker Productions International

Writer Director

I founded Bunker Productions International in 2004 as a company focused on developing new scripts and producing film, theatre and content with an aim to make audiences laugh and think. Through Bunker I have directed two internationally successful indie comedy feature films; "Jucy" which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in 2010 and "All My Friends are Leaving Brisbane" which won two international audience awards in 2008. For more Bunker film and content credits, check my imdb profile.

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Melbourne Int Film Fest, LA Reel film fest (best foreign film, best score), Brisbane Int Film Fest, WOW Film Fest (best original music)

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"Put the polished “Sidekicks” on your must-see list" ***** Adelaide Theatre Guide

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World prem Toronto Film Fest 2010, Brisbane International Film Fest 2010, Gold Coast Film Fest 2010, Int Woman’s Film Fest Seoul 2011 (ITeen award), London Australian Film Fest 2011, Seattle International Film Fest 2011 - released theatrically in Australia 2011, USA 2012

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All My Friends are leaving Brisbane
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All My Friends Are Leaving Brisbane

Official selection at Brisbane International Film Fest 2007, NatFilm 2007 (audience award), London Australian Film Fest 2007 (audience award), Singapore Film Fest 2007, Mons Romantic Film Fest 2008, Dungog Film Fest 2007 - released theatrically in Australia 2007, Denmark in 2008.

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"With solid skills, she offers experience and a great knowledge of genre. Her ideas spring constantly and are imbued with warmth, humour and objective integrity. She thus develops projects in a challenging and rewarding environment that I find inspiring." - Sally Madgwick Writer/Producer

Fremantle Media

Director, Neighbours

Mentored by Television legends Laurence Wilson, Gary Conway and Peter Sharp, I am trained in directing fast passed studio and location television production for an international audience.

"Louise has a clear vision and doesn't have unnecessary ego attached to ideas. She's creative, flexible, approachable and open-minded and is committed to crafting stories audiences want to see." - Kelly Chapman, Producer

University of Technology, Sydney

Lecturer

Teaching diverse international Masters of Communication students, I lectured in Producing and Industry Matters.

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Australian Film Television and Radio School

Lecturer in Producing

Working amongst a faculty of illustrious film practitioners, I taught into the Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate producing courses. I am proud to see my students are now far flung and creating successful careers of their own in various branches of media.

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"Louise is an inspiring teacher and a thoughtful colleague. Her thinking is fresh and she brings energy to every task." David Court, Head of Screen Business AFTRS, Executive Producer

Alston Ortega Productions

Creator, Director

Working with fellow AFTRS graduate Daniella Ortega. We created, directed and produced from scratch a 40 part documentary series "Brilliant Lives" for Foxtel's women's channel, FX.

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Beyond Productions

Archival Researcher

In this position I discovered the emotive power of screen images, delving deeply into Australia's national collections and viewing and collating hundreds of hours of historical footage to illustrate documentary series, Australians at War.

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Win News Riverina

News Editor

Delivering news stories to a strict daily deadline, I learned quickly the importance of discipline and screen language in journalism.

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University of Technology, Sydney

Doctorate in Creative Arts, Creative Practise

My creative research explores screenwriting and feminist screen studies, focusing on the contemporary "femme fatale". My creative project is called "Lulu" and is a contemporary noir screenplay adaptation of a 19th century play.

University of Southern California

Certificate, Professional Program, Screenwriting

With a cohort from across the globe, and lecturers and instructors from Hollywood industry, I wrote two screenplays and honed my writing technique. I came away with a thorough understanding of traditional Hollywood structure.

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Education

University of New South Wales

Bachelor of Arts, English, Theatre and Film

With a careful choice of subjects including critical theory, post colonial literature and post modernist screen studies, my study at UNSW tackled some of the great thinking of our time.
I was also heavily involved in the university theatre society, theatre sports team and student politics.