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(She/Her)Independent Filmmaker (Director/DP/Producer)
Prettier In The Dark Productions, LLC
Independent documentary filmmaker, journalist and author.
Alina Simone is a documentary filmmaker whose work has been supported by Catapult Film Fund, Doc Society, Justice for Journalists Foundation, IDA Enterprise Fund, Redford Center, and many others. For 7 years, Alina was a regular contributor to the nightly news radio show PRI’s “The World” (a co-production of the BBC). Her personal essays and magazine features have appeared in publications including the New York Times, California Sunday, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, NPR, the Guardian Long Read, the Village Voice and Amazon Originals. Simone is the author of three books, a novel and two essay collections, and has appeared on the Today Show, PBS NewsHour and Radiolab to discuss her work. Her 2017 Village Voice article about America’s first K-pop cram school, “So You Want to be a K-pop Star,” was optioned for film by 20th Century Fox. She has taught non-fiction writing at Yale University.
- Professional Credits
- Director/DP/Producer of the documentary feature Black Snow, currently in post production. Produced by Kirstine Barfod (Emmy award winning, Oscar-nominated producer of The Cave). Sales Agent: Cinephil. With funding from IDA Enterprise Production Fund, Catapult Film Fund, Doc Society, Fork Films (Abigail Disney, Justice for Journalists and Redford Center.
Director/DP/Producer of Fear Zone, 60 minute documentary, currently in post production. Produced by Kirstine Barfod (Emmy award winning, Oscar-nominated producer of The Cave), Sigrid Dyekjær (The Territory) and Ryan Harrington (The First Wave, Fauci, Becoming Cousteau) Sales Agent: Adriana Banta. With funding from Real Lava Documentary Films.
- Industry Awards
- 2021 Andrew Berends Film Fellowship
2021 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship in Film/Video
2022 Mountainfilm Emerging Filmmaker Fellowship