Alicia Cattoni began filmmaking in high school where she attained top awards and first place in narrative writing and directing at the Ojai Youth Film Festival.
During her studies at Brooks Institute of Photography, Alicia won the Sergio Aragonés Film Studies Scholarship. She also worked for DreamWorks, SKG and Girls’ Club Entertainment, LLC, which is now known as “The Representation Project.” In 2005 she graduated from Brooks with a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Film & Video Production. As an academic honoree, she was additionally bestowed with the film department’s Achievement Award, their highest distinction. She then made videos for TurnHere and Al Gore’s Current TV, LLC, now known as Aljazeera America. Eventually working as a Production Coordinator for the 13-episode History Channel Series, “Boneyard: The Secret Lives of Machines,” and for NBC Sports and Speed Channel’s Championship Off Road Racing series nationwide.
Since then, Alicia traveled to Iran as a journalist with Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb and in collaboration with the Fellowship of Reconciliation in Nyack, New York. She has additionally worked on various independent films, while more recently working as the Ventura Family YMCA’s Marketing & Communication Director where she executive produced Annual Campaign videos for their 2015 and 2016 fundraising efforts. She has also shot commercial photographs for Paul Hendershot Design, Inc. and created over 30 commercials for companies such as AT&T and W.W. Norton & Publishing.