Alisha Hnatjuk {pronounced "nar-ti-yook"} is a writer/director/producer based in Naarm (Melbourne).

Most recently, she wrote an episode of 'Five Bedrooms' s3 for Paramount+ and Hoodlum Entertainment, and is currently writing on its fourth season. She has also been involved in writer's rooms for Paper Dolls (Helium) and Framed (Princess Pictures).

Alisha was awarded Outstanding Emerging Female Director at Academy® Award-qualifying Flickerfest International Film Festival 2021 for her narrative short film ‘Jean’ (2020). The film also screened at Palm Springs International ShortFest, HollyShorts Film Festival, and was nominated for Best Direction in a Short Film at the Australian Directors' Guild Awards in 2021. 

She is a producer on feature film 'My First Summer' (2019), currently streaming on Stan.

In 2017, Alisha was one of fifteen emerging female television screenwriters selected for Screen Australia's ROAR screenwriting development program.


Before embarking on a career in film and television, Alisha worked as a corporate lawyer. She's also been a waitress, bar-tender, commercial Christmas tree decorator, receptionist, retail assistant, babysitter and children's party coordinator. The daughter of Malaysian-Chinese and Croatian immigrants, Alisha spent most of her childhood in pre-gentrified Richmond, and school holidays in the dodgy part of Heidelberg West.