Alicia MacDonald to Make Her Feature Directorial Debut With ‘CC: Emily’

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Alicia MacDonald is turning her attention to feature filmmaking! The experienced TV director is all set to direct ‘CC: Emily,’ her first feature movie. The project’s filming will commence in August in Manchester, England. Working Title Films has teamed up with Shadowhouse Films and Parkville Pictures for the film.

MacDonald boasts a diverse television portfolio, having worked on various popular shows. She recently directed three episodes of ‘SisterS,’ a series portraying the journey of two women from Canada and Ireland discovering they are half-sisters and embarking on a road trip to find their estranged father. The filmmaker also helmed four episodes of Prime Video’s ‘The Outlaws,’ a narrative revolving around seven individuals from diverse backgrounds who are compelled to undertake a community payback sentence in Bristol.

MacDonald directed three episodes of ‘Flack,’ an Amazon Original series featuring Anna Paquin as Robyn, an American publicist navigating the challenges of managing troubled celebrities while grappling with her own personal turmoil. Moreover, she has directed episodes of Max’s ‘Pure,’ a comedy-drama that centers on Marnie’s journey of self-discovery in London as she grapples with intrusive thoughts.

In addition to her television work, MacDonald has made several short films. Her most recent endeavor was ‘Taxing,’ starring Charlotte Ritchie. She also helmed ‘Domestic Policy,’ a comedic short set in 1919, in which a tea lady overhears a top-secret government meeting addressing a pressing issue within the British Empire. Prior to these projects, she directed the short comedy ‘Otherwise Engaged,’ featuring Hannah Arterton and Mark Quartley, showcasing her adeptness at crafting engaging narratives across various genres.

Several filmmakers have recently transitioned from television to feature films. Janet Mock, primarily known for directing episodes of FX’s ‘Pose’ and Netflix’s ‘Hollywood,’ is making her feature film debut with ‘Born Romantic.’ Mark Burley, renowned for his directorial work on acclaimed series such as ‘Orange Is the New Black’ and ‘American Princess,’ is also poised to debut as a feature film director with the dark comedy ‘The Carrier.’

Recent projects shot in Manchester include ‘Hatton’ and ‘Chuck Chuck Baby.’

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