Alice Riff is a Canadian director, producer, and screenwriter. She is best known for her work on documentaries and independent films.
Alice Riff was born in Montreal, Quebec, in 1978. She attended Concordia University, where she studied film. After graduating, she moved to Toronto and began her career as a film editor. She worked on several independent productions before gaining recognition for her work on a feature-length documentary about the Canadian music scene.
In 2010, Alice wrote and directed her first feature-length film, The Last of the Red Hot Lovers. The film was an adaptation of Neil Simon’s classic comedy and starred Sarah Silverman and Liev Schreiber. The film was well-received by critics and earned Riff several awards, including the Best Canadian Feature Film at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Alice followed up The Last of the Red Hot Lovers with a number of other feature films. In 2013, she wrote and directed the family drama, The Year of the Tiger, starring Ellen Page and Mark Ruffalo. The film was well-received and earned Riff the Best Canadian Feature Film award at the Whistler Film Festival.
In 2015, Alice wrote and directed her third feature film, The Promise, starring Elle Fanning and Bruce Greenwood. The film was a period drama based on the true story of a group of Canadian soldiers during the First World War. The film garnered critical acclaim and was nominated for several awards, including the Genie Award for Best Motion Picture.
Alice continues to make films and is currently in pre-production for a new feature film. She is also developing a number of television series for various networks. Alice’s work is characterized by her attention to detail and her ability to capture powerful emotion in her films. She is a director, producer, and screenwriter who has made a name for herself in the world of independent filmmaking.