Moses Sumney “Doomed”

Allie Avital

Allie Avital is a New York-born and raised director whose work is visually arresting and conceptually bold and original. She draws inspiration from the music video auteur generation of the 90’s and represents a new class of conceptually driven filmmakers using craft and technique in service of the idea.

Her video for Moses Sumney “Quarrel” won the Jury Recognition Award at SXSW in 2019. In addition to her four-video series for Moses, she has worked with Kesha, Jidenna, Afro B., Serpentwithfeet, Kelsey Lu, Chromeo, and many more. Her work has been been Vimeo Staff Picked eight times, featured in the New York Times, NPR, Nowness, Buzzfeed, PromoNews, “best of” lists, has been nominated for Camerimage (Best Music Video and Best Cinematography), and the UKMVAs (‘18,‘17). Her work has screened at SXSW Competition (Jury Recognition Award ‘19, ‘18), Sundance NEXT, BAM Cinemas, IFC, BUG, Havana Film Festival, and many more. She recently participated in the Venice Biennale Cinema College program to develop her debut feature film The Naked Woman based on her short of the same name.

Allie has that rare, unique ability to tell stories that are equal parts timeless and modern. She embraces the conceptual along with keeping an assured focus on narrative, creating story-worlds entirely her own.