Alice Mathias is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the University of Southern California’s film school. She joined Portlandia as an intern in its first season and is now Executive Producer and an occasional Director. Alice has been nominated for five Emmys as a producer on Portlandia and Documentary Now!
Alice has written and directed various projects with collaborator Fred Armisen including Paul Simon at the NY Auto Show, Portlandia Presents: Talkative Driver and The Dominizuelan Consulate. She directed the pilot for Comedy Central’s digital branded series, “This Week in Betsy,” hosted by Jo Firestone.
She was hired by Wieden and Kennedy to direct two commercials for Secret Deodorant and The NFL leading up to the 2017 Super Bowl. A third spot will air in the fall. As a film student, Alice was the recipient of The Coca-Cola Refreshing Filmmaker Award and The Subway Fresh Artists Award. She has subsequently produced, written or directed branded content for Subaru, Amazon, Dos Equis, Hangar 1, Jose Cuervo and Captain Morgans. As a writer, Alice has occasionally contributed to The New York Times and ghost wrote The Portlandia Cookbook.