Alex Mena

Alex Mena

Shanty Films LLC
Director of Operations, Filmmaker, Line Producer, Production Coordinator, Production Manager and Unit Production Manager

Dallas, Texas

Member Since:
June 2015
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About Alex

20+ years in the Texas film and video production industry. I've worn a lot of hats over the years, but am most comfortable as line producer/prod coordinator and also as a grip/electric. I've run 6 major film festivals and have experience in managing staff, negotiating with vendors, caterers, etc. I'm also producing a documentary film about my late father's career as a member of a bomber crew during WWII. Go to for more info on my film

Unique traits: I juggle chain saws!!!


  • The Last Possession

    The Last Possession (2015)
    Film by Dan Riddle (Horror) Production manager A young family is forced to relocate to the husband's childhood home and believe they are being terrorized by the ghost of the grandfather who committed suicide there only to find out they're horrifyingly wrong.

  • Girl Meets Gown

    Girl Meets Gown (2009 - 2010)
    Television (Reality-TV) Camera and Electrical Department

  • African American Lives

    African American Lives (2008)
    Television (Documentary and History) Camera and Electrical Department This 4 part PBS series attempts to trace the roots of 8 guests using genealogy, oral history, family stories, and DNA analysis.

  • Walking Tall: Lone Justice

    Walking Tall: Lone Justice (2007)
    Video by Tripp Reed (Action, Crime, Drama and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department In Dallas, when the two prime witnesses against the drug-lord Octavio Perez are murdered by his gangsters in a safe-house, the testimony of the FBI agent Kate Jensen and three other agents become the only chance to keep the criminal in prison. They are lodged in another safe-house to wait for the trial, but the place is invaded by the criminals and the agents are executed. However, Kate is only wounded and her boyfriend Nick believes there is a traitor in the agency and decides to bring her to his ranch in the country to protect her life with his reliable local friends. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • Living & Dying

    Living & Dying (2007)
    Film by Jon Keeyes (Action, Crime and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department Two killers turn the tables on a trio of robbers when they find themselves in a hostage situation. Surrounded by the police, the robbers must become the heroes before the killers execute everyone.

  • The Night of the White Pants

    The Night of the White Pants (2006)
    Film by Amy Talkington (Comedy and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department Dallas oil magnate Max Hagan is being helped through yet another messy divorce by his record executive daughter Beth. When his soon-to-be-ex forces him out of his mansion, he finds himself tangled in a wild night of sex drugs and rock-and-roll with his daughter's boyfriend, the punk-rocker/computer programmer Raff, and manages to strengthen the bond with his dysfunctional family. Written by Leo

  • La ley del silencio

    La ley del silencio (2005)
    Television (Drama and Romance) Camera and Electrical Department This short-lived Telemundo soap tells the story of Javier, a priest working to make his barrio a better place in the heart of Dallas. His ex-girlfriend, Natalia, returns to town to ask him to marry her to Fernando, which he accepts, but the day of the wedding things go terribly bad, and Fernando ends up in jail, accused of attempting to kill Magdalena, Natalia's sister. Besides DE main storyline, there were sub-plots involving a few different families that lived in the barrio. The Fernandez, an illegal family struggling to make ends meet, while dreaming of a better life (Guadalupe, the strong-willed mother, Pedro, the alcoholic father, Tomas, the youngster dreaming to make it as a boxer, and Jimmy, the precocious kid). The Monroys included, Julia, Manuela, and Adela. Julia was a single mother taking care of her troublesome niece, Adela, while Manuela was Natalia's best friend, secretly in love with Fernando. The Meyers lived across the street, and included Amparo, and the only gringo ... Written by Anonymous

  • Hate Crime

    Hate Crime (2005)
    Film by Tommy Stovall (Crime, Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department Robbie Levinson and Trey McCoy suddenly encounter intolerance and hostility at the hands of their new neighbor, Chris Boyd, the son of a fundamentalist preacher. One evening, Trey sets out on his nightly walk with their dog and never returns. Immediately, fingers are pointed and Chris and Robbie become the prime suspects. With no support from the authorities, Robbie receives help from some unlikely sources to execute a desperate and dangerous plan that uncovers secrets that will turn many lives upside-down and ultimately bring the perpetrator to justice, regardless of the consequences. Written by Anonymous

  • Quiet Desperation

    Quiet Desperation (2003)
    Film (short) by King Hollis Camera and Electrical Department Clyde Calloway was faced with the decision of last resort. The choice he made led him into a sordid world of desperate souls, dirty money, and deep secrets. Now -- his last day on the job, his last day before becoming a free man -- everything he chose to leave behind is about to catch up. Written by Michael Street McFarland

  • Gimme Shelter

    Gimme Shelter (1998)
    Television Miscellaneous Crew

  • Scary Texas Movie

    Scary Texas Movie (1997)
    Film by Brad Keller (Horror) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

  • Cyberstalker

    Cyberstalker (1996)
    Film by Christopher Romero (Horror and Sci-Fi) Camera and Electrical Department

  • Half a Dog's Life

    Half a Dog's Life (1994)
    Film Camera and Electrical Department


  • Academy Award-"that dude rocks" award

  • Academy Award-"what a great guy, that Alex is" Award

  • Academy Award-"He's a Swell Fellow" Award


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