Alison Plasto

Alison Plasto

Storyteller with a heart full of empathy and a bag full of humour skirting all manner of situations between factual and drama.

This last year, I've shadow directed on Australia’s most outstanding drama Wentworth and the reboot of the beloved TV series Seachange as well as helped cast, shoot and produce for Struggle Street in the NSW Riverina.

I am a regionally based shooting director and digital producer working across New South Wales and Victoria under Out of Line or direct with production companies. One of two NSW directors selected for the 2019 Screenworks Director Pathways Program, I am currently being mentored by director Kevin Carlin with the goal of directing a full episode of series drama via the Australian Directors’ Guild Shadow Directing program.

When we're telling our stories, especially those set outside our big cities, let's leave people better than we found them.

Skills & Experience

Specialities: Directing, assistant directing, camera operating, scripting and digital producing, sound, editing and factual shooting and producing. Creating engaging content that starts the conversation on social media.

One of two NSW directors selected for the 2019 Screenworks Director Pathways Program.
Screenworks Directing Intensive: 2017, 2020
One of 12 regional writers and directors selected for The Athena Project in 2016.

Production Credits

Director’s Attachment > Kevin Carlin – Seachange 2019 (Season 1 Reboot: Eps 3,4)
Shadow Directing > Fiona Banks, Kevin Carlin – Wentworth 2018-19 (Season 7: Eps 7,8,10)
Director’s Attachment > Mark Grentell | Third Assistant Director – The Merger 2018

Shooter Producer – Struggle Street: Series 3 (SBS) 2019
Director | DOP | Producer – Pride Out West (ABC iview) 2018

Education & Qualifications

Diploma of Screen – Sydney Film School
Diploma of Journalism – Macleay College
Bachelor of Commerce (with merit): Marketing/Finance – UNSW