Venice, California, United States
Since her first credit (Bat Girl in Forklift Drivers From Hell), Alessandra Carlino (Alessa) has been in love with the awe-inspiring power of creative collaboration. A multi-hyphenate creative force, Alessa got her start producing local concerts at just 15 years old, and from there her career has spanned several decades, encompassing work in both production and post-production. She has been involved in the making of more than 25 feature films, as well as more than 20 commercials and music videos. Her credits include the feature films Straw Dogs, Think Like A Man, Elf, Around The World in 80 Days, Jimmy Neutron, Godzilla, Volcano, Rocky V, and Broken Arrow; music videos for Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, and Isaac Hayes; and commercial work for Cherry Coke and Burger King. Moved by the severe homeless problem in Los Angeles, Alessa recently produced, directed and edited the documentary short, Going Home in cooperation with St. Joseph’s Center in Venice, CA. It is her first directorial piece.