I’m a director living and working between Los Angeles and Australia.
My recent feature BACK OF THE NET staring Disney’s Sofia Wylie will released on cinema screens across Australia in 2019 and will soon be announcing a studio deal for distribution in the USA and rest of the World.
“funny, clever, and completely believable…Director Louise Alston manages to bring the necessary spark to (the) script, giving it the warmth that every feel good movie should have” – The Curb *****
“..a delightful break from the everyday” – The Australian ****
“..abundant warmth, energy and charm..” – FilmInk
My previous feature films are JUCY (TIFF 2010) and ALL MY FRIENDS ARE LEAVING BRISBANE (Best Film Natfilm festival, Copenhagen 2008). I have also directed shorts and television drama, including beloved UK-Australian series NEIGHBOURS and comedy series SLUT (2019) and STAGE MUMS (10 Peach channel 2018).
A graduate of the Australian national film school (AFTRS) and the UCLA professional program, I have recently completed my PHD studies. I also have extensive experience in theatre including directing the world premiere and touring productions of Sidekicks (2012, 2013).
My work is typically fun, smart and gutsy.
Reviews for All My Friends are Leaving Brisbane:
“Infectiously sweet and charming movie.” – Marc Fennell, Triple J
“Stock up on corn chips and tequila slammers”- Rosalie Higson, The Australian
Reviews for JUCY:
Rotten Tomatoes 100% fresh
“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