Alison McAlpine

Filmmaker and Writer







Alison McAlpine’s award-winning film “Second Sight” has been critically acclaimed and screened at over thirty five international film festivals including Hotdocs, BAFICI, Festival du Nouveau Cinéma, Krakow, Slamdance (Special Jury Award), Sheffield Doc/Fest, Cineteca Nacional México, Guth Gafa Ireland, Mill Valley and festivals in Chile, Australia, UK, Canada, US and Argentina. Broadcast sales include: TVO; CBC Documentary; Catalan TV3, Spain.

Alison has received two BBC commissions, two versions of “Second Sight”: “An Da Shealladh”, 30 min, 2005, BBC Scotland, and BBC2 London, Wonderland, commissioned “The Ghostman of Skye”, 40 min, which premiered on October 31, 2009, and was Pick of the Day or Critic’s Choice in every major U.K. newspaper.

Alison’s background is in poetry and theatre. She has directed, written and produced plays across Canada and in Ireland and is a published poet and writer in Canada, US, Ireland, UK.

Alison’s first feature film, “Cielo”, premiered at the 55th New York Film Festival 2017, and has been invited to A-list festivals in Canada, the U.S., Europe and Latin America. She is currently working on several new films.