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Allanah Zitserman

Allanah Zitserman

Allanah is an award winning scriptwriter and independent film producer. Her screen career started in 1998, when she took a production job on ‘Strange Planet’ (1999) and fell in love with filmmaking. A year later, she produced and penned her debut feature film ‘Russian Doll’ (2000) and won an AACTA/AFI Best Original Screenplay Award. She followed this by scripting and producing the black comedy ‘Horseplay’ (2003). Allanah then worked in script development for a few years in London, returning to Australia in 2007, where she founded the Dungog Film Festival (winner of Inside Film’s 2012 Best Film Festival Award). Between 2008 and 2012, Allanah’s script development program "In The Raw", saw many of its projects produced including ‘Last Cab to Darwin’, ‘Sleeping Beauty’, ‘Strangerland’ and ‘The Little Death’. During this time, she also founded a film distribution company that championed local independent films. In 2017, Allanah returned to film production with Bruce Beresford’s ‘Ladies in Black’.

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IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0957285/

Last updated: 09 May 2022

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