Alison Piper (b. 1988, Scotland) is a Glasgow based writer and director, drawn to stories that use humour to explore controversies and highlight inequalities.
Her latest short film 'Free Period', a comedy drama that demands free sanitary care for young people in Scotland, is currently touring festivals after launching online in August 2017. The film first screened in the Scottish Parliament at the launch of MSP Monica Lennon's members' bill to end period poverty. Since then, Free Period has been touring UK and international film festivals, winning 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 'Best Actress in a Short Film' for Jasmin Riggins at the 2018 Socially Relevant Film Festival, New York.
Alison is currently in development with the Scottish Film Talent Network for the short film 'Duck Daze' written by award-winning playwright Julia Taudevin.