From the moment she was born, Alessandra was a true ham. Her precociousness was not only tolerated by her patient parents, but wholly encouraged. Much to the chagrin of her younger sibling, Alessandra grew up acting on every last one of her creative impulses, no matter how embarrassing. This nurtured freedom led in some unbelievably cringe-worthy home videos, and a host of foundational experiences in theatre, comedy, music, and dance. After learning a little self restraint, Alessandra chose to hone in on her writing skill with a B.A in Creative Writing from Concordia University, followed by a post-graduate diploma in Creative Book Publishing from Humber College.
She’s written stage plays for the not-for-profit pop culture musical comedy cabaret, Players Toronto, and provides freelance dramaturgical and script doctoring consultation.
Though Alessandra tries not to write the same (or almost the same) thing twice, she is interested in any and all stories, whether they are fledgling or fully formed, and will happily gab about new ideas anytime after 11 a.m. To date, she’s collaborated with filmmakers and theatre-makers in Montreal, Toronto, Paris, and Peterborough, and has had her short films screened at festivals all over the world, including Australia, Los Angeles, Florida, Rhode Island, and France.
You’ll find some of her recent work (including select completed films) under the screenwriting tab.
She lives in Toronto with her black cat, Matilda.