Alesia (uh-leh-Zee-uh) is an LA based director of Japanese/Brazilian descent with an international and urban upbringing. She’s lived in Saudi Arabia, Mexico City, Peru, Brazil and all across the U.S. As a teen, it was thanks to the Boys and Girls Club in Charlestown, MA that she able to make her first short film, Graffiti.
Glidewell is a current fellow of the prestigious Sony Pictures Television Diverse Director's Program. In Spring of 2020, NBA Champion Steph Curry and actress Storm Reid selected her to write and direct a short piece for their “B-amazing” collaboration with Under Armour to celebrate young women in sports. Glidewell received the Superlounge Diversity Award for Commercial Directing in 2018 and was a SH//FT VR Scholar in 2017. She was also a PGA Basecamp TV Mentee, a former Board Delegate of the PGA New Media Council and a former Board Member of Women in Film Seattle. Her work background spans the gamut from project management, voice over, motion capture, acting, stunts, vfx, audio & camera to her priority and passion as a director.
Some of Glidewell’s commissioned projects include the indie feature “Look at Me” (Amazon Prime), the dramedy short “Small Fish” (Best Short, HRIFF), the unscripted multicam series “Wear it to Win it” (MGM / FB Watch) and countless branded one-offs and series for brands like Major League Baseball, Honda, Sprint and Estée Lauder. A few of the original branded content series she’s created & executed include the scripted series “Lana Steele: Makeup Spy” (12 episodes, 12M views) and “The Tube’s Hautest” (25 eps, 28M views) both featuring Lilly Singh, and “How-To-Makeup: BETTER” (8 eps, 20M views) with Colleen Ballinger. Glidewell oversaw creative and delivered the doc feature “A Trip to Unicorn Island” to YouTube Red for Astronauts Wanted (Best Feature, Streamy Awards). In 2016, she developed and sold the political comedy series “Smeared" (aka We’ve Got Issues) with King Russell to Seriously TV. Glidewell has also served as an embedded filmmaker for Paramount Pictures, a multicam director for the YT series Fight of the Living Dead, a live series producer for NBC Universal digital content and an ideator/writer for TV & Film marketing for Netflix and digital agencies. She’s worked with talent and crew in English, Spanish and Italian and has been remote directing during the pandemic.
Outside of commissioned work, Glidewell has written and directed several earlier short films, mostly within the science fiction, supernatural, drama and action genres. The horror film that she developed in early 2019, “Shook,” will be released on Shudder February 18th, 2021. For a broader overview of her work history, check out her resume.
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