Alison Swan, is a black female filmmaker, writer, actor, campaign manager and real estate developer. Swan is a native of Bermuda, and is best known for her films Mixing Nia (1998) and Nothing Like The Holidays (2008). She co-wrote the film Nothing Like The Holiday with her husband and American born film producer Robert Teitel. She is a mother of two boys and was pregnant with her second son while writing the screen play for Nothing Like The Holidays, which she eventually sold to Overture Films. Her work gives insight into the lives of African and Latin American families and the social and ideological differences that distinguish them from traditional American norms.