We are Bonnie Dennison and Alison Barton, a NYC based writing and directing duo. We met years ago when our boyfriends introduced us, assuming we’d get along because we were both actors. Because we were both actors, we assumed we’d hate each other. Cut to the present: those boyfriends are no longer around, and we’ve built a career together. This origin story shaped us as writers and filmmakers, encouraging us to find humor in dismantling how female characters are expected to behave.
We’ve written and directed commercial campaigns for brands like Wendy’s, Subway, Amazon, Spotify, and Head & Shoulders, with performers like Mindy Kaling, John Cena, Terry Crews, Megan Rapinoe, Chloe Fineman, and Benito Skinner (to name a few). Our pilot “Granted” won Best Comedy Script at New York Television Festival and is currently in development at Just For Laughs with Judy Greer attached to play the lead. We are set to direct our feature film “What Would Dakota Do?” And our award-winning dark comedy short films “Brown Bagger” and “Manifest” made the festival rounds this past year. We’re developing projects with several prominent production companies that we’re very proud of, but can’t brag about yet.
On a personal level: Bonnie Dennison was born and raised in NYC. She’s a young hot mom to twin two year-olds and is reluctantly running a marathon that Alison talked her into. Alison Barton was born and raised in New Jersey but we don’t hold that against her. She’s a young hot athlete, who is way too enthusiastic about pickleball.