Alma Macbride, 22, is a filmmaker, artist, cartoonist, and composer based in Cambridge, MA. A recent graduate from Harvard University, she has studied and collaborated with a wide variety of directors, including Guy Maddin and Robb Moss. She currently researches film techniques and advancements for Oscar-nominated filmmaker Steven Ascher and freelances as a production assistant in the Greater Boston Area. Focusing on both nonfiction and fiction filmmaking, she is interested in exploring themes such as musical communication and political activism.
Alma also has an extensive musical background. She learned to play piano at age 4 and picked up jazz piano at age 8. She has since composed several compositions and has won an ASCAP Award and full scholarships to Grammy Camp and the Skidmore Jazz Institute. She has performed with numerous artists including Wynton Marsalis, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, and Jimmy Greene.