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Louise Alston

Graduate Diploma Television Producing, 1999

A graduate of AFTRS and the UCLA professional program in screenwriting, Louise also has a doctorate in creative Arts from the University of Technology Sydney, where she researched feminist neo noir film.

From her humble roots in theatre, she moved to television, directing beloved UK-Australian family drama, Neighbours where she learned the craft of creating story for TV.

Recently she directed Passionflix holiday anthology of 5 stories available via Amazon. She has also directed comedy series Stage Mums which began as a web series and went on to be picked up by Australian network TV and is now available to stream on 10play.

Louise has directed five feature films, including an adaptation of the New York Times bestselling novels Resisting Roots and The Will for Passionflix on Amazon. Endearing teen soccer movie Back of the Net was released as a Disney Original in 2019.

Louise’s feature Jucy screened at Toronto International Film Festival among other festivals and along with her breakout feature, All My Friends Are Leaving Brisbane has gone on to streamer success.



The collaborations, friendships and ongoing professional relationships, including my husband Stephen Vagg.


Shooting the first day of my first feature All My Friends Are Leaving Brisbane with a fantastic cast in my home city.