Words by Ally Iseman about Ally Iseman.
Originally from the "subrural" town of Derwood, Maryland, which is exactly as glamorous as it sounds, Ally is a modern triple threat actor, writer, and producer and Co-Founder of the digital educational platform and consulting company Film Launch. A semifinalist in the 2020 WeScreenplay Diverse Voices Competition and Top 3 writer on The Bitch List 2020 with her dramedy pilot Right of Passage, Ally has spoken on numerous panels about gender parity and inclusive feminism, aligning herself with work that has an eye on advocacy.
Ally has worked on stage in productions like Jekyll & Hyde where she portrayed four different characters with just as many dialects, as well as on screens big and small including shows like American Housewife, Criminal Minds, and NCIS: Los Angeles. She appears in Geo Santini's social media influencer mockumentary Like and as a lead opposite Ray Wise and Bonnie Bedelia in the feature film Life On The Rocks. In addition, she can be seen on Amazon as a guest chef in an episode of New Day New Chef and in the feature film Solver, hosting the travel show The Road Less Eaten, and starring opposite Lake Bell, Amy Landecker, Michaela Watkins, Rob Huebel, Jeff Garlin and others in her gender parity comedy series Flip The Script, which became Women In Film’s first original content.
Ally's original musical short Edge Of Internment, which she co-wrote, produced and starred in, took 3rd Place at the Producers Guild Make Your Mark Competition, while her internationally award-winning film Wedlocked, an LGBTQ comedy about gay divorce written by American Psycho's Guinevere Turner and starring Shelli Boone, Showtime's Whitney Mixter, and Academy Award nominated, Golden Globe and Spirit Award winning actor Sally Kirkland, toured at over 45 film festivals worldwide securing digital, broadcast and theatrical distribution.
Ally recently co-wrote, produced, and starred in her newest comedy short, Over My Dead Body, and resides in Santa Monica with the hard-won knowledge that The Answer to Life, The Universe and Everything is 42. www.allyiseman.co
"If you can make someone laugh, you can make them listen.
Having a somewhat unhealthy obsession with subcultures and Pembroke Welsh Corgis, I enjoy using humor to shine a comedic light on underrepresented voices and communities in order to engage empathy for the greatest social impact.
Nothing breaks tension like a few well-placed Richard Jokes.
As an actor, writer, and producer, it is deeply important to me to contribute work to this world that starts conversations around, draws attention to, or reframes something integral to the human experience. If there is ever any way that I can support you and your work in any of those capacities, please let me know as I would relish the opportunity to collaborate with you."