I’m a director living and working between Los Angeles and Melbourne, Australia.
My first feature, All My Friends are Leaving Brisbane (2007) won audience awards at the Natfilm festival Copenhagen and London Australian Film Festival. It was nominated for an AFI for best adapted screenplay in 2008. Buy it here at MyFlix or VOD at Bigpond or Google play.
“Infectiously sweet and charming movie.” – Marc Fennell, Triple J
“Stock up on corn chips and tequila slammers”- Rosalie Higson, The Australian
My second feature, Jucy (2010) is a “womantic comedy” inspired by the real life friendship of it’s two lead actors. Jucy world premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival 2010. It went on to festival success including screening at the Seattle International Film Festival and the International Women’s Film Festival in Seoul Korea where it won the ITeen award. It was released in Australia and the USA in late 2011. Watch it on Google Play or Itunes.
“Colorfully stylized, sweet and silly, yet encompassing some serious issues, frisky low-budget laffer “Jucy,” from Australian helmer Louise Alston (“All My Friends Are Leaving Brisbane”), transforms the chick pic into womance.” – Alissa Simon, Variety
“This is a bright, sassy feel good film, and sure to become a sleepover classic for the middle school set.“ shedoesthecity.com
I have also worked extensively in theatre including directing Sidekicks in critically acclaimed seasons in Sydney at the Old 505 Theatre 2012, the Adelaide Fringe Festival and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in 2013.
I’m a graduate of the Australian national film school, AFTRS and the UCLA screenwriting professional programme. I am currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Technology in Sydney. My thesis is about femmes fatal in neo noir film! (Ask me and I’ll explain more….)
In the mean time…