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Alison Guessou is an Independent Filmmaker

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Alison Guessou (Director/Producer/Writer) is a Cameroonian-American narrative filmmaker and producer based in Minneapolis. As a filmmaker, her aim is to bring to light the characters that we rarely see through telling stories that are not often told. 

Djini Productions was launched with "911", the short film written, produced, and directed by Alison in 2017, a 10-time festival nominated short. Djini Productions is a company dedicated to enhancing the dynamics of film production, through diverse representation both in front of and behind the camera. Alison's directorial work has been selected for both national and international film festivals. Her other credits include the 6-time nominated short film "What Marilyn Didn't Know", the 8-time nominated comedic short film "Happily Married After", and web series "It's Not You".

Alison Guessou is a recipient of the Jerome Foundation 2019 Minnesota Film, Video, and Digital Production Grant, and served on the Boards for Minnesota Women in Film and Television, and FilmNorth. She received her bachelor's degree from the College of Saint Benedict, and a master's degree in Project Management from St. Mary's University.



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