Alison Maclean

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Alison Maclean is a Canadian film director of music videos, short films, television (episodes of Sex and the City, The Tudors, Homicide: Life On the Street), commercials and feature films. Her works include the music video Torn (Natalie Imbruglia, 1998), the short film Kitchen Sink (1989) and the feature films Jesus' Son (1999) starring Billy Crudup and Crush (1992) starring Marcia Gay Harden. Alison Maclean was born in Ottawa, Canada, in 1958, to New Zealand-born parents. Her first short film, Kitchen Sink, a surreal suburban nightmare, debuted in Cannes in 1989 and won eight international awards. Maclean moved to New York in 1992. Her film Crush was entered into the 1992 Cannes Film Festival. After several years developing projects she got her second feature, Jesus' Son (1999), starring Billy Crudup and Samantha Morton (with Holly Hunter, Dennis Hopper, Denis Leary and Jack Black in supporting roles). The film is based on the short stories by cult US writer Denis Johnson. She is represented by Park Pictures in New York. In association with Scenarios USA, Alison Maclean is directing the winner of New York "What's the REAL DEAL" contest for 12-22 year olds, "The choices we make" by graduating senior Tiara Bennett of Clara Barton High School in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. Luke Geissbuhler is the Director of Photography. Description above from the Wikipedia article Alison Maclean, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of ...

Jesus' Son (1999)

A young man turns from drug addiction and petty crime to a life redeemed by a discovery of compassion.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alison Maclean
CAST:  Billy Crudup  •  Denis Leary  •  Jack Black  •  Dennis Hopper

A young man turns from drug addiction and petty crime to a life redeemed by a discovery of compassion.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alison Maclean
CAST:  Billy Crudup  •  Denis Leary  •  Jack Black  •  Dennis Hopper

Persons of Interest (2004)

A documentary concerning the detention of Muslim-Americans in the wake of 9/11.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alison Maclean  •  Tobias Perse
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A documentary concerning the detention of Muslim-Americans in the wake of 9/11.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alison Maclean  •  Tobias Perse
CAST: 

Kitchen Sink (1989)

From the bowels of the kitchen sink, comes a dark and tender love… An original and full-blooded short film that combines humour with surrealism and leads the viewer towards the fantasy of horror.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alison Maclean
CAST:  Theresa Healey  •  Peter Tait  •  Annagretta Christian

From the bowels of the kitchen sink, comes a dark and tender love… An original and full-blooded short film that combines humour with surrealism and leads the viewer towards the fantasy of horror.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alison Maclean
CAST:  Theresa Healey  •  Peter Tait  •  Annagretta Christian

Crush (1992)

On the way to interview a novelist, Lane and Christina are involved in a car crash which leaves literary critic Christina brain-damaged. Lane undertakes the assignment and becomes attracted to the novelist's 15 year old daughter, leading to stormy emotions.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alison Maclean
CAST:  Marcia Gay Harden  •  Donogh Rees  •  Caitlin Bossley  •  William Zappa

On the way to interview a novelist, Lane and Christina are involved in a car crash which leaves literary critic Christina brain-damaged. Lane undertakes the assignment and becomes attracted to the novelist's 15 year old daughter, leading to stormy emotions.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alison Maclean
CAST:  Marcia Gay Harden  •  Donogh Rees  •  Caitlin Bossley  •  William Zappa

The Rehearsal (2016)

First-year acting student Stanley mines his girlfriend's family scandal as material for the end-of-year show at drama school. The result is a moral minefield.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alison Maclean
CAST:  Kerry Fox  •  James Rolleston  •  Alice Englert  •  Ella Edward

First-year acting student Stanley mines his girlfriend's family scandal as material for the end-of-year show at drama school. The result is a moral minefield.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alison Maclean
CAST:  Kerry Fox  •  James Rolleston  •  Alice Englert  •  Ella Edward

Taunt (1983)

Mystery and menace abound in this debut film from Alison Maclean (Crush, The Rehearsal). Made when Maclean was an Elam art student, the experimental short plays with gender and racial stereotypes by constantly thwarting narrative expectations. What there is of a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alison Maclean
CAST:  Rangikawhiua Chadwick  •  Mary Regan

Mystery and menace abound in this debut film from Alison Maclean (Crush, The Rehearsal). Made when Maclean was an Elam art student, the experimental short plays with gender and racial stereotypes by constantly thwarting narrative expectations. What there is of a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alison Maclean
CAST:  Rangikawhiua Chadwick  •  Mary Regan

Talkback (1987)

A radio compere is forced to take the late shift and finds her night going places she couldn't have imagined.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alison Maclean
CAST:  Lucy Sheehan  •  Alistair Douglas  •  Peter Tait  •  John Mellor

A radio compere is forced to take the late shift and finds her night going places she couldn't have imagined.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alison Maclean
CAST:  Lucy Sheehan  •  Alistair Douglas  •  Peter Tait  •  John Mellor

Subway Stories: Tales from the Underground (1997)

The actual experiences of New York City subway riders are dramatized in a collection of 10 intriguing and very different vignettes. The tales showcase an ensemble of familiar faces, and range from stories of compassion and love to reflections on violence and loss. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Balaban  •  Abel Ferrara  •  Alison Maclean  •  Jonathan Demme  •  Patricia Benoit  •  Julie Dash  •  Ted Demme  •  Seth Zvi Rosenfeld  •  Lucas Platt  •  Craig McKay
CAST:  Bill Irwin

The actual experiences of New York City subway riders are dramatized in a collection of 10 intriguing and very different vignettes. The tales showcase an ensemble of familiar faces, and range from stories of compassion and love to reflections on violence and loss. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Balaban  •  Abel Ferrara  •  Alison Maclean  •  Jonathan Demme  •  Patricia Benoit  •  Julie Dash  •  Ted Demme  •  Seth Zvi Rosenfeld  •  Lucas Platt  •  Craig McKay
CAST:  Bill Irwin