Alicia Soller (she/her) is a Chicago-based writer, documentary filmmaker, and storyteller of the Filipinx diaspora who explores identity, memory, and intergenerational healing through the lens of the personal. She seeks solidarity, solace, and humanity through nonfiction storytelling, unearthing stories at the margins and the beauty of our lived experiences through meditative imagery and oral history.
Her short film "What We Carry” (2021) follows a nurse navigating the COVID-19 pandemic amid staggering rates of death among fellow Filipino nurses. Alicia’s most recent project "Of the Heart” (2022) is a personal essay film that reveals the spiritual threads that connect mother and daughter.
She earned her Master of Fine Arts in Documentary Media at Northwestern University and Bachelor of Science in Journalism at the University of Florida. Alicia is an Associate Producer for the docuseries "Chicago Stories," produced by WTTW/PBS in Chicago and is the Communications Manager for Mezcla Media Collective, a Chicago-based film collective that supports and elevates women and non-binary filmmakers of color. Alicia is also a journalist, with bylines at Spectrum News 13, Bay News 9, The Tempest, Everyday Feminism, Colorbloq, Brown Girls Doc Mafia, and more.
Want to connect? Email Alicia at email@example.com.