The common thread in all of Allison’s work is a commitment to developing new talent both in front of, and behind the camera. This keeps her eye on emerging scenes and youth culture sharp and fresh.
She started in Chicago in documentary for networks like The History Channel and National Geographic before moving on to the University of Cape Town where she got a Masters in African Studies that questioned the continent’s representation in Hollywood films like The Last King of Scotland and Blood Diamond.
While heading up film production for New York-based publications Okayafrica and Okayplayer, Allison developed a sturdy community of South African creatives which ultimately led to her decision to relocate full-time to Johannesburg.
While there she has produced and directed documentaries, brand films, and music videos with the country’s most visionary up-and-coming directors. More recently she’s expanded her work outside the country to other parts of Africa for clients like Major Lazer, and recently directed a short documentary for Afrobeats artist Mr Eazi which took her to Nigeria and the UK.