Alana Tompson, is an award winning DOP, cinematographer and editor based in Melbourne, Australia. She specialises in producing creative and thought provoking documentary 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 has launched her business Black Ant Films and has worked with clients such as Melbourne Fashion Festival, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Google, Ferrari, Yarra City Council, Moonee Valley City Council, GQ Magazine, Jean Hailes Women’s Health Week, Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation, Polyglot Theatre Company, Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria, Sea Shepherd Australia, Great Australian Bight Alliance, Label Distribution, Screen Producers Australia, PETA, Rowdy Girl Animal Sanctuary Texas, Sense 6, Cobbstar Productions, Evian Water and many more.
In 2017 Alana won three awards at the Houston Woldfest International Film Festival for three short films she shot in Texas. The Worldfest Houston International Film Festival is one of the oldest and largest film competitions in the world, with more than 4,500 entries received. It is renowned for discovering the likes of Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Ang Lee and David Lynch by giving them their first honours.
Based primarily in Melbourne, Australia, Black Ant Films is available anywhere in the world.