Alison Saunders-Franklyn is a Barbadian/Trinidadian
who has written and produced corporate and public
education television programming over the last
twenty years. A graduate of Syracuse University
with a Masters in Television Production and
the University of the West Indies with an MBA,
she is currently in pre-production for her first
feature film, Hit For Six! with a view to fulfilling
her dream of over a decade – to produce
a commercially viable feature film.
In the summer of 2004 Alison wrote, produced
and directed a 13-minute film, The Second Innings,
in London while she attended a film course at
the Metropolitan Film School. This course is
run in partnership with the National Film and
Television School and Picturehouse Cinemas –
the largest art house cinema group in the UK.
This drama, which is a prelude to the feature
film, was well-received in London at the Clapham
Picturehouse Cinema and the African & Caribbean
Film Festival in Barbados.
Alison is the founder and managing director
of one of the Caribbean’s most successful
communications firms and in this capacity she
has scripted, produced and directed “edutainment”
programmes and public service advertising on
a variety of legal, health and social issues
for organizations such as UNIFEM, UNICEF, PAHO,
CARICOM, the Barbados Government and many more.
Most of these productions have been shown throughout
With a strong background in local theatre,
Alison produced one of the most successful local
pay-per-view concerts ever shown in Barbados
– The Square One 10th Anniversary Concert.
In previous roles as consultant to the West
Indies Cricket Board and now the ICC Cricket
World Cup 2007, she has produced a variety of
public service announcements and mini-documentaries
on West Indies cricket. During a decade in public
relations with the private sector, Alison has
produced an award-winning corporate feature
on a regional Shell promotion of Formula One
racing and the first regional television series
on Caribbean football.
During the eighties, she ended four years with
the Barbados Government Information Service
in the post of Senior Information Officer (Broadcasting)
where she was in charge of radio and television
production for the Barbados government and scripted,
directed and produced many documentaries. She
also hosted a local television talk show called
“Legally Speaking” and several regional
television discussion programmes.