Alison Piper (b. 1988, Scotland) is a Glasgow based filmmaker and video artist. Since graduating from the Northern Film School in 2009, she has worked in the UK film industry as a freelance assistant director and can usually be found chasing extras around a muddy field.
Alison’s latest short film 'Free Period', which calls for sanitary care to be provided free of charge for young people in Scotland, is currently touring festivals and recently won the XX Award for best female representation at Underwire Film Festival 2017, where the film was also nominated for the Screenwriting award. Other awards for Free Period include 'Best Short Film' at Crystal Palace International Film Festival and 3rd place in the 2017 Palme-Dewar Short Film competition.
Alison studied a Screenwriting Foundation at the LFA and a course in script reading and editing at Ealing Studios under Lucy V Hay (Bang2Write), to this end she also provides a free ad-hoc script report service to independent short filmmakers.