Alex recently won 2 Emmy Awards for his work on his most recent feature documentary WILDLAND. The film received grants from Sundance, ITVS, and Telluride Mountainfilm, and went on to play theatrically in over a dozen cities and was broadcast nationally on Independent Lens. The film is currently nominated for Outstanding Nature Documentary, Cinematography and Editing.
Previously Alex produced and edited LOW & CLEAR which won the Audience Award at SXSW and played at True/False, HotDocs and IDFA. The film was hailed by Paste Magazine as ‘the best documentary of the year.’
He also created the documentary web-series SPARROW SONGS which landed him on Filmmaker Magazine’s list of The 25 New Faces of Independent Film and earned him a World Press Photo Award nomination.
Alex’s stories - both as a director and editor - feature wildly different locations and people but are unified by a common theme.
These are stories of people working to transform themselves through bold and unconventional means. The resulting films are authentic and intimate looks at how we choose to live our lives and what we value. Often these stories are set against an epic backdrop – a mountain on fire, the depths of the pacific, an entrenched political system – but every piece is rooted in its characters. We’re on their shoulders as they battle to both reinvent and understand the shape of their lives, and through watching their journey we come away with a better understanding of our own.
On the commercial side Alex has created and overseen broad campaigns for a diverse client list including Tesla and SolarCity, Filson, Patagonia, Chevrolet, Ram Trucks, and the US Army.
In 2018, Alex was named as the Sundance Institute | Discovery Impact fellow for his work telling stories that showcase the natural world.
Alex is an adjunct professor at USC's School of Cinematic Arts, and spends much of his free time exploring the San Gabriel Mountains with his two kids.