Alison Duke

Contract Lecturer
Office: 
RCC 104
Email: 
a1duke@ryerson.ca

Alison Duke is an independent producer/director based out of Toronto Canada, known for producing cutting-edge documentaries and social justice films.  Her first feature  Raisin' Kane: a rapumentary produced by the National Film Board of Canada won the HBO best documentary award at the Urban World Film Festival in NYC and propelled her into the world of television. She then worked as a segment producer/director for several internationally renowned syndicated documentary series before starting Goldelox Production, a film company that produces film that brings industry and community together to infect positive social change. Over the years she has collaborated with many filmmakers. Films such as Garbage! The Revolution Starts at Home (2007), My Joan of Arc (2010), Positive Women: exposing injustice (2012) have garnered  Canadian, American and European television distribution and many film festival awards. She recently worked as a producer on the Emmy nominated film Through a Lens Darkly (2014) directed by Thomas Allen Harris and produced the Akua Benjamin Legacy Project (2016) film series directed by five Toronto-based directors. She is currently co-developing a film with the National Film Board of Canada directed by photojournalist/educator Laurie Townshend called Mothering in the Movement about mother artivists using their art and activism to change the world as well as the documentary, Mr. Jane & Finch directed by award winning director/editor Ngardy Conteh George for CBC POV about an amateur documentarian who has accumulated over 7000 hours of footage while documenting the black Canadian community for over 60 years.