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Alana Hicks

Writer, director, digital producer

Alana Hicks

About

Alana is a writer, director and digital producer. Her AACTA-nominated short film Chicken featured in the 2020 Flickerfest International Short Film Festival, for which she received the award for Best Direction in an Australian Short Film. Alana directed an episode of the Fremantle produced kid’s TV show PM’s Daughter, and was the Director’s Attachment and Second Unit director on Season Two of the ABC, Sky and Merman produced comedy Frayed.

Alana was also the inaugural winner of the 2020 SBS Emerging Writers’ Competition for her personal essay Medium Beige, now published in an anthology by Hardie Grant Books. She received the Writing NSW Early Career Writer’s Grant for Home is a Foreign Country in 2019, a TV series she created and developed while undertaking the Graduate Certificate in Screenwriting at the Australian Film Television and Radio School in 2018. This original concept has been optioned and is currently in early stages of development. Alana has also participated as a slam poet, playwright and panelist at the Sydney Festival, National Young Writers Festival, National Playwriting Conference and Sydney Writers Festival.

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