ALISON SAUNDERS – the Writer/Director/Producer of the documentary ” Panama Fever” has written, directed and produced countless television programmes, documentaries, public service announcements and dramas with an educational focus. These have covered a range of issues including youth oriented issues such as HIV/AIDS, violence, gender, sexuality and other social issues
She is the Writer-Director-Executive Producer of the award-winning, “Hit For Six!”, the first film to be commercially exported from Barbados, which was shown in cinemas commercially around the Caribbean and in festivals in the United States, Europe, India, South Africa and is now subtitled in Spanish and French for further distribution. She had the distinction to be the first Barbadian filmmaker to screen a film at the prestigious Silver Theatre of the American Film Institute in Maryland.
In 2004 Alison wrote, produced and directed a 13-minute drama, “The Second Innings” in London while she attended the Metropolitan Film School.
Currently she also has a narrative feature film in development. The Feature Film project “Freedom Run” won the Pitch Fest at the first Caribbean Tales Film Marketplace in Barbados in 2009 and was a CEMA Awardee for the development of eight Caribbean Films.
In 1995, she founded SFa Communications, one of the region’s leading communications firms and ten years later she started a film and video production company, Blue Waters Productions Inc.
Alison is a Barbadian/Trinidadian with a Master’s degree majoring in Television Production from Syracuse University and an MBA from the University of the West Indies.