- Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016
- AUCKLAND, NZ
Production company Robber’s Dog, headquartered in Auckland, has signed director Alison Maclean for Australasian representation. She continues to be handled by Park Pictures in the U.S. and Europe.
Canadian-born but New Zealand-raised, Maclean burst onto the scene in 1989 after her short film, Kitchen Sink, won eight awards at festivals worldwide as well as securing a Golden Palm nomination at the Cannes Film Festival.
Maclean followed Kitchen Sink with two feature films: Crush, which was an official selection at Cannes, and Jesus’ Son, which won the Little Gold Lion at the Venice Film Festival, as well as securing a Best Director nomination.
Since then Maclean’s work has grown to include TV, commercials and shorts. Her TV fare includes episodes of the series Sex and the City, Carnivale, The Tudors, The L-Word, and Gossip Girl. In the commercialmaking arena she has directed for clients including, IKEA, Intel and AT&T.
Maclean’s arrival at Robber’s Dog comes after the completion of her latest feature, The Rehearsal. The film is based on the novel by Booker Prize-winning author Eleanor Catton, which the director says reignited her interest in Australasian creative. “Having lived in Sydney for four years and been raised in New Zealand, I have a strong connection to the area that I’d like to rekindle. I had a great experience working in Auckland this past year making The Rehearsal, and I’m keen to consolidate the relationships I formed and create new ones.”