Alyssa is an Australian writer/director from Sydney.
After training as an actress in New York on a scholarship at The Atlantic Theatre Company, Alyssa worked regularly in Australia on films such as A MAN’S GOTTA DO and in television series such as HOME AND AWAY and RAKE.
She changed her focus to directing with short EMILIA ECKLE which played at festivals like Palm Springs and Austin before writing, producing and directing award winning web series ONE STEP CLOSER TO HOME.
Since then Alyssa has been directing international commercials for the likes of Apple, Samsung, Netflix and McDonalds resulting in her being shortlisted for the ‘D&AD Next Director Award’.
Her most recent short film, SECOND BEST, has played film festivals around the world and won major awards in Australia including the Australian Directors’ Guild award for Best Direction in a Short Film and the Dendy Award at the Sydney Film Festival.
DateProduction (role)CompanyProject details
Date: 2017Production (role): SECOND BESTCompany:Project details: Writer/ director
Oscar qualifying Flickerfest win for Best Direction
Date: 2011Production (role): RIDECompany:Project details: Writer/ director
Date: 2010Production (role): NIC & SHAUNACompany: Pickled FilmsProject details: Writer/ director
Date: 2009Production (role): EMILIA ECKLECompany: Pickled FilmsProject details: Writer/ director