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Alyse Kane Riley has always been inspired to champion stories of flawed characters + diverse faces, often writing on female family issues that will break your heart then help you to your feet again. She has directed and produced upwards of 60 projects spanning in television, film, commercial and music video, while writing and developing a series ("MEADOW" 2023).

Recently nominated as "Top Emerging Filmmaker" by Lonely Wolf International Film Festival, her directorial credits include: REVLON, STAR WARS, LUCASFILM LTD., HYPEBEAST, MTV, BET, VEVO, REVOLT + more, holding a well-versed understanding of production from all aspects.

She has lectured at The Next Generation of Filmmakers panel at Paramount Studios, as well as for the University of North Texas and the University of Miami film programs. Also speaking at the Made In Her Image Fireside Chat, as a panelist on filmmaking as a leading female in the industry.


Her film, Come As You Are, a short biopic on Nirvana front-man Kurt Cobain, centers on mental health and addiction and is a 12x award winner in the film festival circuit (2021-22) and her most recent short, Footprints in the Dirt, is gaining traction on this year's festival circuit, premiering at the Oscar and Bafta qualifying LA Shorts Film Festival. (2023)

Alyse has recently signed on to direct the psychological horror film "LIMINALITY" written by Robb Edward Morris. (2023)

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Nominated Best in Fest (2023)

LA SHORTS, Academy Award & BAFTA Qualifying

"Footprints in the Dirt"

Nominated Best Low Budget Film (2023)

Nominated Best Cinematography (2023)

Nominated Best Original Screenplay (2023)

 Lonely Wolf London International Film Festival

"Footprints in the Dirt"

Best American Film (2022)

 Los Angeles Cinematography Awards for

"Come As You Are"

Best Actor & Director Awards (2021)


Best Shorts Competition

Film Short "Come As You Are" (2021), Direction "Come As You Are" (2021), Best TV Pilot "Ugly" (2021)


Independent Short Awards

Best Drama Short "Come As You Are" (2021), Best Director "Come As You Are" (2021)

Lonely Wolf: London International Film Festival Top Emerging Filmmaker Nominee (2021)

Next Generation of Filmmakers Nominee (2018)

Coverfly REDLIST TOP 4% for MEADOW

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