Alison Murray is a writer/director based between Canada and Buenos Aires. Born in Nova Scotia, raised in England, Murray began directing music videos in the UK in the 1990’s.
She made her first documentary in 2000 with Train on the Brain (Channel 4/TVO) in which she rode the rails across North America with a group of teenage hobos.
She followed up with her first dramatic feature Mouth to Mouth (Best Feature, Brooklyn International Film Festival ). The film told the story of disenfranchised youth searching for belonging. In 2007 she made Carny for the Sundance Channel (Hot Docs, Best Documentary, Brooklyn International Film Festival).
Alison moved to Buenos Aires to study tango, she met her partner Carlos, made another documentary Caprichosos de San Telmo (TIFF), and became an international tango champion.
In her latest feature, ARIEL ( 2022 ), two siblings unearth their true identities through dance, framed by the military dictatorship’s legacy in Argentina. She is currently developing the female-centric thriller BONE CREEK with writer Joadie Jurgova.
Murray has participated in the Berlinale Talent Campus, the Rotterdam Coproduction Market, IFP No Borders and the Ontario Creates International Financing Forum. Her short films have been shown at the Centre Georges Pompidou , Paris, The Tate Gallery, London, and the Royal Cinema, Toronto. She had directed two live theatre works, at the Beurs Theatre, Brussels, and Stuc/Klapstuc Brussels. She has also choreographed for the Royal Opera House Garden Venture at the Institute of Contemporary Art, London and contributed the film elements to the theatre work of Marisa Carnesky.
Check out Alison’s IMDb profile.