ALYSSA LOBIT is an Academy Nicholl Fellowships Quarterfinalist with the award-winning indie drama The Things We Carry, placing in the top 5% of 5,050 entries in this prestigious screenplay competition. The Things We Carry marked her debut as both writer and lead actress in a feature and went on to screen at eighteen festivals, including Boston, Hollywood, Atlanta and Wisconsin, winning several awards at the Wild Rose Independent Film Festival (Best Feature, Best Actress, Best Screenplay), Best Narrative at the Flyway Film Festival and the Audience Award at the San Francisco United Film Festival. A highlight of the festival tour was screening at the iconic Hollywood Arclight for two sold-out shows.
Alyssa’s second writing/acting endeavor, Among Friends, is the directorial debut of Scream Queen Danielle Harris (Halloween Franchise), starring AJ Bowen (The Signal), Jennifer Blanc-Biehn (The Victim) and featuring Kane Hodder (Friday the 13th Franchise). Among Friends embarked on an international festival tour in Fall 2012, screening at some of the world’s most acclaimed genre festivals, such as Sitges in Spain, Lund International Fantastisk Film Festival in Sweden and Horrorthon in Ireland. Among Friends will be released in the U.S. by Lionsgate Home Entertainment and in Canada by Anchor Bay Entertainment in 2013.
Alyssa made her debut as a director and producer with the comedy One Man’s Trash, which won the Los Angeles Flickering Image Film Fest and was a finalist in the highly competitive IndieProducer Contest. She has received critical acclaim for her stage performances, including recognition for a standout performance in the World Premiere of Slow Boat and an LA Weekly nod for her performance in Night Coil. She has appeared in several short films that have screened and won awards at festivals across the country, as well as several commercials. She graduated cum laude from U.C.L.A. with a B.A. in English.
Alyssa hails from the San Fernando Valley–like, totally–and loves Sci-Fi Action movies, loud music and laughing. She is obsessed with the cosmos and looks forward to one day turning back into a ball of light.
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