Alana spent several years working in Montreal's film industry with the likes of such internationally renowned directors as: Denys Arcand, Steven Spielberg, Frank Oz, Todd Haynes and François Girard. Inspired by the skills she learned from the masters, she was driven to work on her own projects with other young talent in Montreal. She was chosen to participate in the 10th year anniversary of the Women in the Director’s Chair Workshop in Banff under mentor Léa Pool and to participate in the prestigious Talent Lab at the Toronto International Film Festival. Alana self-produced/financed her first short film, Room Tones, and went on to direct an episode of Women Warriors for CBC/WTN. Her short film, When Erma Made Herman, is currently touring the festival circuit and won Best Short Film at the Canadian Filmmakers Festival. Her feature film, Erma Invents the Love Machine, is currently in development.