about me

Photo by Jordan Skutar

Allison Riley (they/them)

I am a writer & director originally from Holland, Michigan, now based in Chicago. I graduated from Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with a B.S in Film and Video Production and a minor in Sociology in 2022.

Within filmmaking, I specialize in screenwriting , directing, and producing.   Additionally, I have experience in arts education. I have taught screenwriting at Compass College of Film and Media and  worked as Assistant Director of the National High School Institute of Film at Northwestern University.

My career goal is to use  filmmaking as a platform to showcase positive representation for marginalized communities, specifically LGBT and POC stories.