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About Alana

Alana is a Swiss-Australian citizen with a background in financial crime compliance who specializes in writing feature film scripts in the genres of crime, action, comedy, and romance. Her stories are driven by complex yet relatable characters, engaging the audience with sharp dialogues and current themes. Self-motivated and committed to developing original material, she gained recognition in multiple screenwriting competitions.



  • Skeleton Pearls (sequel to Cellophane Shells)

    Skeleton Pearls (sequel to Cellophane Shells) Thriller Action A grieving CIA agent and her overprotective partner’s relationship is tested as they search for a rogue nuclear bomb in Europe, only to find that the biggest threat comes in the form of an artificial intelligence.

  • Cellophane Shells

    Cellophane Shells Budget: $10M - $30M | Thriller Action An introverted CIA agent is forced to come out of her shell to chase a general’s mysterious wife across Europe to stop a major arms deal that will decide a civil war.

  • Bookshop Bootleg

    Bookshop Bootleg Budget: $100K - $1M | Crime Comedy Facing eviction from their beloved home, a chaotic bookseller and her quirky neighbors start selling drugs to pay their rent, but things get complicated when a detective moves in to uncover a grandparent scam.

  • Furlong Fix

    Furlong Fix Budget: $1M - $5M | Drama Sports Finding herself homeless and unemployed, a short-tempered female jockey teams up with a gambling trainer to compete at the Kentucky Derby, only to find that the real prize can’t be won on the turf.

  • Polished Business

    Polished Business Budget: $1M - $5M | Crime Romance Finding herself pregnant after a one-night stand, a nail salon owner starts laundering money to get out of her financial predicament, only to find that her baby daddy is an undercover FBI agent who is about to bust her employer.

  • Just Scams

    Just Scams Budget: $1M - $5M | Thriller Drama Investigating a series of catfishing scams, a traumatized ex-police officer is forced to choose what is just when her eccentric sister gets involved.

  • The Shirley Brothers Comeback

    The Shirley Brothers Comeback Budget: $5M - $10M | Comedy Action A former child star is forced to reboot his career with the help of his no-good brother to settle his debt to the mob, finding that dirty money goes a long way in Hollywood.

  • Suborn Rose

    Suborn Rose Budget: $1M - $5M | Drama Crime On the verge of finalizing an unlawfully acquired business deal, a tough CEO and her remorseful sister meet their match when an auditor discovers their scheme, forcing them to confront their past before their family breaks apart.

  • The Art of Launder

    The Art of Launder Budget: $1M - $5M | Drama Crime Forced to launder money through art auctions for a corrupt politician, two women‘s friendship is put to the test when a journalist threatens to uncover the truth.

  • Hobbes' House

    Hobbes' House Budget: $100K - $1M | Drama Crime Three brothers’ lives take an unexpected turn as an estranged brother turns up on their doorstep and joins their plan to save their father’s beloved house from the mob.

  • Frankie and Sam

    Frankie and Sam Budget: $5M - $10M | Musical Crime Finding themselves at the end of their careers, an alluring singer and her love-struck pianist plan a heist to rob the town‘s tycoon, not expecting that luck won’t be a lady tonight.


  • Semifinalist Table Read My Screenplay Park City ("Furlong Fix")

  • Quarterfinalist Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition ("The Shirley Brothers Comeback")

  • Official Selection Manchester Lift-Off Film Festival ("Bookshop Bootleg")

  • Official Selection Austin Lift-Off Film Festival ("Furlong Fix")

  • Quarterfinalist Emerging Screenwriters Drama Screenplay Competition („Furlong Fix“)

  • Semifinalist Inroads Fellowship Season 7 („Furlong Fix“)

  • Quarterfinalist Stage32 Feature Drama Screenwriting Contest ("Furlong Fix")

  • Honorable Mention Big Apple Film Festival - Spring 2023 Edition („Furlong Fix“)

  • Honorable Mention Big Apple Film Festival - Spring 2023 Edition („The Art of Launder“)

  • Quarterfinalist Filmmatic Drama Screenplay Awards (Season 8) („Furlong Fix“)

  • Quarterfinalist Table Read My Screenplay Hollywood („The Shirely Brothers Comeback“)

  • Semifinalist Scriptation Showcase Script Competition („The Shirley Brothers Comeback“)

  • Honorable Mention Big Apple Film Festival Screenplay Competition Fall ("Bookshop Bootleg")

  • Official Selection Sydney Lift-Off Film Festival ("Suborn Rose")

  • Official Selection International Film Festival of Wales Dragon List ("Bookshop Bootleg")

  • Second Round Launchpad Feature Competition („Furlong Fix“)

  • Official Selection London Lift-Off Film Festival ("Bookshop Bootleg")

  • Quarterfinalist Filmmatic Comedy Screenplay Awards (Season 8) ("The Shirley Brothers Comeback")

  • Quarterfinalist Outstanding Screenplays Feature Competition ("Furlong Fix")

  • Quarterfinalist ScreenCraft Feature Competition („The Art of Launder“)

  • Stage32 Lookbook July („Just Scams“)

  • Quarterfinalist Big Apple Film Festival - Fall 2022 Edition („Just Scams“)

  • Semifinalist Big Apple Film Festival - Fall 2022 Edition („Polished Business“)


  • University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

  • University of Zurich, Switzerland

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