Alison Duke

Alison Duke

Year

2020

Program

Fifth Wave

Biography

Co-founder of Oya Media Group, Duke aka “Golde” is a storyteller, in every sense of the word. Duke is known for telling dynamic stories that illuminate history, document the present, and push the culture forward. In 2019, Duke produced and co-wrote 'Mr. Jane and Finch', a CBC POV Documentary and CSA nominated film (Best Writing in a Documentary, Donald Brittain Award for Best Social/Political Film), and also directed 'Cool Black North', a two-hour TV documentary for City TV. Current activities see her producing Laurie Townshend's feature documentary, Mothering in the Movement, kickstarting year 2 of Black Youth! Pathway2Industry, a 3-year initiative to support Black youth access to essential training, mentors, networks, and film industry spaces and developing her feature documentary 'Bam Bam: The Story of Sister Nancy'. She recently finished post-production on, 'Promise Me', a dramatic short inspired by her 'The Woman I Have Become' (‘08). Alison also won the 2019 WIFT Crystal Award for Mentorship for her mentorship of young filmmakers and for work with Pathways 2 Industry. 

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