A complete filmmaker with diverse talents, Alex brings his unique touch to all stages of production and post. Working as both a director and editor Alex is committed to crafting honest and deft stories that ring with emotional truth.
For him the joy in filmmaking is in finding, discovering, and creating the surprising moments that resonate for days.
Originally from Marin County, Alex began his career in New York City as an assistant editor for Spike Lee before moving west to attend graduate school at UCLA.
In January, Alex was named the 2018 Sundance Institute | Discovery Impact fellow for his work telling stories that showcase the natural world. He is currently in post on his new feature documentary, Young Men & Fire. The film tells the story of a single wildland firefighting crew over the course of one summer. The film has received support from The Sundance Institute, ITVS, The Catapult Film Fund, Telluride MountainFilm and IFP.
Previously he produced and edited Low & Clear which premiered at SXSW in March 2012 where it won the Emerging Visions Audience Award and was hailed by Paste Magazine as ‘the best documentary of the year.’
On the commercial side Alex has created and overseen broad campaigns for a diverse client list including Tesla and SolarCity, Filson, Patagonia, Ram Trucks, and the US Army.
Alex is a professor at USC's School of Cinematic Arts, a certified wildland firefighter, and formerly played rugby internationally. His current interests are making great focaccia bread, psychedelics in therapeutic practice, and jiu jitsu.