Award-winning Director ALISON REID began her career in film as a stunt performer, stunt coordinator and second unit director. After accumulating over 300 credits, she formed Free Spirit Films with a view to producing projects diverse in genre but similar in their exploration of the human spirit. She made her directorial debut with short film, SUCCUBUS, which she also co-wrote and produced. With the support of Telefilm Canada, Reid followed up with her feature length comedy, THE BABY FORMULA, which had a worldwide, award-winning film festival run and sold internationally.
Her television directing credits include SAVING HOPE, HEARTLAND and MURDOCH MYSTERIES (forthcoming), and producing credits include GIRAFFES: THE FORGOTTEN GIANTS, an episode of CBC’s Nature of Things. Reid is a director alumna of the Women in the Director’s Chair Program and a producer alumna of the Canadian Film Centre. In 2007 she received a Crystal Award, presented by the Directors Guild of Canada for Best Emerging Director. She is currently directing and producing her first feature documentary, SMITTEN BY GIRAFFES: THE ANNE INNIS DAGG ADVENTURE.
Nominations and Awards:
2007 Crystal Award DGC – Best Emerging Director
The Baby Formula Awards & Nominations:
Toronto Inside Out Lesbian and Gay Festival * winner audience award
*winner best performance
Whistler International Film Festival – Borsos Competition – *nominated
Nashville Film Festival – * winner best LGBT film
Just For Laughs Montreal – * Honourable Mention : Christopher Wetzel Award for Independent Film Comedy
Monaco Charity Film Festival, France *winner best feature length