Alison Week is a highly skilled filmmaker and creative producer currently based in Waimea, Hawaii. With a decade of experience in the industry, she has successfully produced both narrative and non-fiction films for non-profit organizations and commercial clients worldwide.
Born and raised in South Kona, Alison returned to Hawaii in 2020 after working for nearly a decade in Austin, Texas. Over the course of her career, she has shot and produced content for prominent companies such as Meta, BBC World, NBC/Universal, Discovery Channel, Business Insider, and Issue Television. Her international productions, FRACKING THE CONTRACT and SPOTLIGHT, received critical acclaim and were screened at notable venues, including the Portuguese Parliament and the World Economic Forum in Davos.
Alison's expertise as a documentary producer has given her the opportunity to speak at events like SXSW and the Allied Media Conference and participate in Doc Society's Good Pitch Local – Dallas and the PBS Young Producers Conference.
Rather than attending film school, Alison gained hands-on experience by working across various production departments, first production assisting on small commercials to eventually production managing on network shows like Deadliest Catch: Bloodline for Discovery Channel/Original Productions. With a strong technical background in production and post, including advanced proficiency in Premiere Pro editing, she skillfully guides teams from concept to completion on projects of all scales.
Along this journey, she discovered her passion for Creative Producing. Her personal work revolves around uplifting stories of women in front of and behind the camera while authentically representing her island home. As Executive Producer and Co-Director in collaboration with Liz Barney, their documentary feature ISLAND COWGIRLS is set to premiere on PBS/Pacific Heartbeat in August 2023.
Since returning to Hawai'i Island, Alison has produced several narrative short films, including the award-winning INHERITANCE directed by Erin Lau for Netflix/Goldhouse, and the acclaimed RACKET written and directed by Zoë Eisenberg. She is now working on Zoë's solo-feature-directorial debut, CHAPERONE, which is slated for release at festivals in 2024.
Currently, Alison is in development on the narrative film WANLE, based on a short story written by Kristiana Kahaukawila from her collection of shorts This Is Paradise. The script, co-written with Zoë Eisenberg, has received recognition and acclaim from various competitions, including placing as a semi-finalist in the Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition (2022). It is currently ranked in the top 1% of all scripts on Coverfly and #13 on their Red List for their top-rated drama-short scripts. The project was mentored under showrunner Dana LeDoux Miller and screenwriter Bryson Chun during the 2022 'Ohina Lab fellowship, and also received a small seed grant to further the project from the 2022 Hawaii Women in Filmmaking's annual lab.
With an impressively diverse portfolio, Alison is often hired for her creative expertise as a freelance producer, production manager, coordinator, and consultant. Her dedication, professionalism, and passion for storytelling make her a highly sought-after collaborator in the industry.
To discuss potential collaborations or project opportunities, don't hesitate to reach out! Alison is readily available to explore new ventures and bring more authentic and heartfelt films to life.