Missing Link Films' comedy director Alicia MacDonald has won a Gold at the Young Directors Award in Cannes Lions, for her short film Bad News.
This is her second year in a row to receive an accolade at Cannes as she was part of the New Directors Showcase 2017 for Domestic Policy. It’s been an exciting year for her as she has just wrapped her first C4 comedy/drama series called Pure which airs in September.
Bad News made the national press, and went viral, for portraying a world where everyone speaks like a newscaster. Alicia worked closely with comedy writers Mid-Brow and premiered The Last Supper last year.
Alicia’s career began as a director’s assistant and protégé to Mike Leigh and Kevin MacDonald (no relation) and her first short which she wrote and directed in 2015, Otherwise Engaged became a viral hit, leading to funding by Film London for Domestic Policy, which she also wrote and directed.
Her spot for UN Women UK, #drawaline, features big names such as Benedict Cumberbatch, Beverly Knight and Billie Piper.
Alicia is represented by Missing Link Films.