Alison Gordon

Company: Outsider Editorial
Website: Website

Alison Gordon didn’t always have her sights set on being an award-winning editor – her first career was as a professional dancer. But life led her from theatre to film to post and she realized what she really loved was the choreographic nature of editing – the pacing, the “mise-en-scène”, the musicality. So, at the ripe ‘ol age of 25 she hung up the ballet slippers and retired.

Dancing to editing was a natural fit, and the latter permitted more wine in the diet, which was important. Alison worked her way up the Canadian advertising post production ladder working with several top shops and winning international acclaim through her work with Ogilvy & Mather (Dove, Diamond Shreddies) and John St. (Kobo) before relocating to Paris in 2011. Abroad she worked with esteemed brands like YSL, Volkswagen, Bvlgari, Peugeot, L’Oréal, and edited the much lauded piece, ’37 Days’, for the Atlantic Group.

She returned to Toronto in 2016 to start her own post company, ‘Outsider Editorial’ along with partners Chris Murphy, Michael Barker, and EP Kristina Anzlinger.

A traveler by nature, she goes back and forth between Toronto, Paris, NYC and LA for editorial – or wherever the job takes her. Although she’s become a go-to for fashion, emotional narrative and documentary-style films, she’ll tackle anything, with her work recognized everywhere from Cannes, to LIA, Clios, One Show, Epica to AICE, to name a few.