Random facts about me:
I’m a hugger of trees.
I take things to the gutter. A lot.
And I have a serious soft spot for anything from the 80’s.
A little about my backstory:
I always knew that I wanted to work in film. Like ever since I saw Fantasia at the local legion when I was around 5 years old. I took Film Studies in University then went to Film School then hustled hard to land a job which I eventually did. And I pretty much did the same thing for almost 25 years. My IMDB profile says it all.
And I can’t believe I just typed “25 years”. Wow.
Anyways, I loved it at first. I mean it was what I always dreamed of doing but after a while I became disenchanted with it. I worked in the production office pretty much exclusively and pushed a lot of paper and didn’t get to be creative at all.
Then along came 2020 which was a “stick in the spokes” moment for me and I decided to really go for it and follow my dream of writing. Because back in film school I wrote a script and I was encouraged to keep doing it but I declined because I just didn’t feel like I had anything to say. Now I do. And when I think back over the years and what I really loved about filmmaking was the storytelling.
So here I am taking a chance on me. Seeing what stories want me to be their teller.
But I’m also open to working on other things I can’t anticipate and didn’t see coming. Like a podcast. I mean that came completely out of left field because I’m pretty shy and a self proclaimed hermit (add that to the random facts about me).
About this website and my why:
It all started with wondercraver.com.
My original vision for the site was for it to be a blog where I wondered what the heck this life is all about. Where I stoked a state of wonder, in awe of it all. I mostly ended up sharing personal experiences and at the end of the day what I shared didn’t feel very relevant.
When the pandemic happened a new vision for Wonder Craver emerged. It transitioned from me wanting to talk about things like my midlife crisis to our global crisis which felt way more important. I shared new perspectives on reality that I found fascinating and the work of people that have inspired me over the years
Then wondercraver.com evolved into alisonholly.com – a site that will be home to all the work I’ve done and all the work I feel called to do. This includes:
•Wonder Craver/The Blog (which as of right now is an archive because I don’t contribute to it)
• and Spark, my first children’s book
No matter what I offer though the inspiration for it all remains the same…that there’s more to life than meets the eye. SO. MUCH. MORE.