“ A True Himalayan Adventure ” · NEPAL

Brought up in a worldwide whirlwind of adventure by her outdoor photographer/travel-guide parents, Alison’s early life was filled with the stuff of dreams. It was not until the family set out on an expedition to Mt. Everest, however, that seven-year-old Alison was able to experience her own unexpected dream. Rita is Alison’s thesis film from USC film school based on her childhood.


  • Director, Writer, Producer, Editor, Sound Designer: Alison Teal
  • Director of Photography: Anna Schwaber
  • Musical Score: Russ Howard
  • Starring: Maliah Hudson, Kaesha Kapur, Greg Magnuson, Kim Kenny