Alison Byrne makes documentary film and radio.
To start off 2019, she worked with CBS and Mo Rocca, producing and editing the "Mobituaries" podcast episode: "Sammy Davis, Jr.: Death of the Entertainer." She'll soon start on the 2nd season, having completed the NEH-grant-funded audio doc series: "Voices of Vietnam" with the national radio show "With Good Reason."
Alison co-produced "I Love You, Now Die: The Commonwealth Vs. Michelle Carter," a 2-part documentary film which premiered at SXSW and airs July 9-10 on HBO. She also served as Archival Researcher for "At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal," airing now to critical acclaim. Alison first teamed up with rockstar Erin Lee Carr on her feature directorial debut "Thought Crimes: the Case of the Cannibal Cop" before co-producing the hit film "Mommy Dead and Dearest."
Alison's accomplishments also include credits for films, audio stories, web series, corporate media, and reality TV for PBS, Discovery, HGTV, WCAI, Radio Woodstock, and the American history podcast "Backstory." As a student of the intense and competitive Transom Story Workshop, she wrote, recorded, and edited a personal audio essay called "Leaving Los Angeles" for which she later received the 2015 Miller Audio Prize from The Missouri Review. Alison graduated magna cum laude with an MFA in Integrated Media Arts from Hunter College in 2008.
In her spare time (?!?), Alison curates a blog of unsent emails called Saved To Draft, writes a sitcom pilot called "Not Living the Dream," and constantly considers launching a podcast about New Jersey. She's lived in NYC and L.A. and once spent a month walking 500 miles across Spain but is currently creating content from the Jersey Shore, often while wrangling a 25-lb baby and a 24-lb cat.