I directed, co-wrote, and produced this indie film with Jules Bruff on a shoestring budget. We won eightfilm festival awards and it is streaming on Amazon. I am currently in development on my next film with Jules Bruff called “The Good Side Of Bad.”
I was hired by Kim Waltrip to direct this music video for the up-and-coming artist Azhia Velazquez. It went on to win three music video awards: Best Music Video at AMFM Fest, Best Music Video at California Independent Film Festival, and Best Music Video at Laughlin International Film Festival.
“UN PETIT JEU”
I directed this short film for a fellow Bennington College alumni, Ryan O’Connor, who was the writer and executive producer. I decided the story would play better in French, so I cast actors who spoke both French and English. We shot for one day, switching between French and English, in an historic home in Pasadena. The English version is called “Beautiful,” but I prefer the French one.
ORPHAN IS THE NEW ORANGE
I directed this short parody of “Orphan Black” and “Orange is the New Black” for Jennifer Sorenson, who wrote, produced and stars in all ten female rolls. We shot for two days in Orange County. It has won 2 film festival awards and has over 10,000 views. It has screened at Comic Cons all over the United States and Canada as fan fiction with GeekFest.
Orphan is The New Orange – facebook
HOW DO I KNOW IF I’M A LESBIAN?
I directed this sketch video for the AutocorrrectFU team. They take real text messages, that sound “wrong” because of the autocorrect feature and turn them into little skits.
I co-directed this fun little web show with Bobby R. Poirier a long time collaborator, friend and editor. Working with Hamish Linklater was a dream.
IT’S ABOUT TIME
I directed and produced this pitch video and pilot to help Stephanie Stephens, the creator and host of the 30 min TV show “It’s About Time” market her idea to investors.
A THOUSAND CUTS
I co-produced this thriller with Kim Waltrip. We shot for 2 weeks in Palm Springs and I got to hire my husband, Shawn Dufraine to be the DP, along with other crew members from past films I directed.
A LOVE STORY
I produced this promotional ad for the AMFM Festival. It went on to win an Emmy for “Best Short Form.”
I produced this Nissan spot for the AMFM Festival. Nissan was a sponsor of the festival and this ad ran on local networks leading up to the festival.
EVIL SHRINK “Molly”
I co-produced this episode that aired on Funny OR Die.
I line produced the re-shoots for this film.
I line produced the re-shoots for this film.
Alethea Root is an award winning director and producer. Her first feature film, “Part Time Fabulous,” available on Amazon, won eight festival awards, including two “Audience Choice Awards,” the “Film 4 Change Award” as well as the “Exploring Humanity Award” for her directing. Her first music video “Lonely” won her three film festival awards for “Best Music Video.” She also produced the promo for AMFM Fest called, “A Love Story” which won an Emmy for “Best Short Form.”
Alethea got her start, in 11th grade, when she directed the comedy “13 Past Midnight” to great success. Not only did Alethea fall in love with directing, her production was the first at her high school to make a profit. She was hooked. She went on to be the student director on the spring musical, both Junior and Senior year, and again both saw a profit at the box office. After high school Alethea started working as a director for local productions, including her first paying gig as the director of an improv group that toured to local schools and colleges.
In addition to Alethea’s film credits her theatrical director credits include “Suburbia” for Barrington Stage Company, “Extremities” for Rail Road Street Youth Project, “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” for Lennox Middle School, and an original play, “Seneca’s Children” at Bennington College, which was awarded the top honor of being one of only two plays that semester to be fully produced by the college.
After moving to Los Angeles, Alethea got her start in film production as a production designer. She is best known for her work on the Academy Award Winning short film “West Bank Story,” and the Emmy Winning web-show, “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog,” directed by Joss Whedon. She has Production Designed several feature films, and countless music videos and commercials. View her Production Design work.
Alethea currently serves on Woman In Film’s Executive Committee for their PSA program. She has several features in development and is committed to telling paradigm shifting stories that help elevate the human condition.