Alesia, also known as Z, is an LA based freelance 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 United States. 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.
Z created the original, branded action-glam-spy series Lana Steele: Makeup Spy featuring Lilly Singh and countless other original properties including The Tube’s Hautest (27M+ views on YT), We’ve Got Issues on Go90 and the feature horror Shook on Shudder.
In the commercial and branded content space, Z has directed campaigns for brands such as T-Mobile, Honda, Sprint, Major League Baseball, Target, State Farm and more. She also has segments on the Disney Plus series “Disney Insider” from Episode 8 on including Muppets and the Haunted Mansion, Tales from Galaxy’s Edge, Mickey Mouse Funhouse, et al.
Additionally, she develops and ideates dope celebrity stunts, activations and marketing series ideas for agencies and studios directly (Paramount, Netflix) behind the scenes on big properties like Jungle Cruise, Top Gun 2, Army of the Dead, the Witcher, Top Class, The Old Guard, Stranger Things II and more.
Z’s first narrative feature was a commissioned project, Look at Me, which is available on Amazon Prime. She’s also a Sony Pictures Television Diverse Director's Fellow with a focus on episodic dramas.
For a broader overview of her work and industry background, check out her resume.
Let's go make cool stuff!