Alethea is an Australian director and writer who lives in Los Angeles.
Most recently, Alethea completed her first feature, Fun Mom Dinner, an R-Rated ensemble comedy starring Toni Collette, Molly Shannon, Katie Aselton, Bridget Everett and Adam Scott.
In 2014, she enjoyed her debut into American television, directing five episodes of Amazon Studios’ Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street. Back in Australia Alethea was one of the directors of controversial television sketch series The Elegant Gentleman’s Guide to Knife Fighting (ABC).
Her most recent short film, Dave’s Dead collected the audience choice award at the St Kilda Film Festival and has screened at both the Melbourne International Film Festival and Sydney Film Festival with Dendy Award nominations for Best Film and Best Director. Her short film, Lemonade Stand, was awarded “Winner” of Tropfest Australia by an esteemed judging panel including Cate Blanchett, Nicole Kidman, Geoffrey Rush and Toni Collette. But Alethea made her first real mark on the industry with her short, When the Wind Changes. It premiered at the Melbourne International Film Festival as part of its Accelerator program, won an IF award for Best Short Film and won the Audience Choice at both Flickerfest and the St Kilda Film Festival, where it also won Best Comedy. It has screened at numerous international film festivals where audiences the world over have responded to its distinct and original humor.