Alice Elliott is an director, a writer, producer, college level teacher, advocate for the disabled, cinematographer, and a founding member of New Day Films, an educational film distribution cooperative.
Elliott was an actress for over twenty years, appearing in two feature films, over 100 commercials and had a recurring role on the ABC soap opera, Loving (TV series). She has produced voiceovers for radio commercials and CD-ROMs. She has written fictional plays for the stage, television and film. She continues to do voiceover work, and teaches as an adjunct professor at the NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies.
She established her company, Welcome Change Productions in 1991, and started producing the same year. Her first movie, Diamonds in the Rough, is an hour long documentary about a gifted, inner-city high school baseball team located in the largely Dominican, Washington Heights neighborhood, of New York City.
In 1997, Alice Elliott began work on her directorial debut, The Collector of Bedford Street, which she also produced. Since its completion, The Collector of Bedford Street has visited 27 festivals and has won 13 awards. It has been nominated for an Academy Award for Documentary Short Subject.
In 2007, Alice Elliott completed Body & Soul: Diana & Kathy, a rare look at a symbiotic relationship between two people some would call profoundly disabled.