About Alice

Alice is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, specialising in creative storytelling with elements of animation, reconstruction and collage.
Alice was born in Dublin, Ireland. She is currently based in Edinburgh, Scotland, moving there in 1996 to do a Masters in Painting and Photography at Edinburgh College of Art. Her work in photography gradually brought her to filmmaking with a short film called Vocation in 2004, commissioned by Edinburgh Mediabase. She returned to eca to do a Masters in Film and TV in 2006, during which she was commissioned though the Scottish Documentary Institute’s Bridging the Gap Scheme to make a short documentary called A Difficult Case (2005)
Her graduation film, A Map with Gaps (2006) has screened at over forty film festivals worldwide, winning ten awards, including Best Documentary at Slamdance Film Festival ’07. Subsequent commissions for Channel 4 daytime strands (Science Scams) and 3 Minute Wonders included short documentary Losing Myself: Annie which won a Scottish BAFTA for Best Short Film in 2007.
Alice collaborated with nine other director/artists to make feature length documentary The New Ten Commandments (2008) commissioned by BBC Scotland to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Other directors included Kenny Glenaan, Douglas Gordon, Mark Cousins, Tilda Swinton, Nick Higgins, Irvine Welsh, Sana Bilgrami, Doug Aubrey, David Graham Scott and Anna Jones.
Alice is currently working on two feature length projects, The Leg Maker and Raising Dead Nelsons

Alice has also made commercials and corporate films and has a long-standing relationship with Mallinson Televison Productions. Alice has directed films and ads for clients as diverse as the Scottish Government to nursery store, Coo Chi Coo, bringing a unique visual approach  and strong narrative style to each project.


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