the Future Film Festival award in 2013 and is now in the progress of being published. Her thesis MFA thesis film Onikuma premiered in Italy during the 34th Torino Film Festival in the fall of 2016. Onikuma is an experimental narrative piece that follows the journey of two women through their memories and dreams using both live action film and stop motion animation. Alessia is currently pursuing a Phd in Film and Digital Media at University of California Santa Cruz. Her films have been shown in several countries such as the United States, Australia, Spain, Egypt, Italy, Republic of Kosovo, and the UK.