About Me

Cinematographer & Editor

Alana Tompson is an award winning cinematographer and editor based in Melbourne,

Australia. She specialises in producing creative and thought provoking documentary

and advertising content. 
 

Alana has carved her path as a hard-working media professional with a strong sense

of duty to the planet. Her first job was as a camera operator filming for Animal Planet's

network television series, Whale Wars. She spent 100 days at sea documenting the high

seas clashes between the Japanese Whaling Fleet and the conservation group,

Sea Shepherd.

 

Since then she founded Black Ant Films and has worked with clients such as Melbourne

Fashion Festival, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Elle Magazine, Belle Magazine, Google, Ferrari,

Barcroft Media, Alpha Romeo, Yarra City Council, GQ Magazine, Jean Hailes Women’s

Health Week, Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation, Polyglot Theatre Company,

Big hArt, Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria, Screen Producers Australia, PETA,

Evian Water and many more.

 

 

In 2017 Alana won three awards at the Houston Worldfest International Film Festival for three short films she shot in Texas, U.S.A. In 2019 her first feature length documentary, Defend, Conserve, Protect won Best International Feature Documentary at the American Documentary Film Festival. 

Awards

WINNER
Bronze Remi Award
Independent Short D
ocumentary

WORLDFEST HOUSTON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

2017

WINNER
Silver Remi Award
TVC / World Peace and Understanding

WORLDFEST HOUSTON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

2017

WINNER
Gold Remi Award
TVC / Corporate Communications

WORLDFEST HOUSTON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

2017

WINNER

Best International Feature Documentary

AMERICAN DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL

2019

American International Film Festival 2019


Defend, Conserve, Protect.
Best International Feature Documentary

Editor

Worldfest Houston International Film Festival 2017


This Is Rowdy Girl
Gold Remi Award

TVC / Corporate Communications

Cinematographer & Editor

Worldfest Houston International Film Festival 2017


Elana & Gizmo
Silver Remi Award
TVC / World Peace & Understanding

Cinematographer & Editor

Worldfest Houston International Film Festival 2017


The Rescue
Bronze Remi Award
Independent Short Documentary

Cinematographer & Editor