Born in Queens NY, Alex’s family moved to Minnesota, where during long cold winters watching vhs tapes, he developed his love for film. When the time came, he attended college. After course work in cinematography, and creative writing, Alex, developed a keen interest in photography. Trying his hand first at journalism, and later gaining his first production position coordinating a 10 film, project with non-profit Intermedia arts. Realizing film work in Minnesota was rare, he moved to Florida, where after a stint as a sound recordist, he produced numerous award winning indie feature films and shorts.
He now resides in Miami, where he writes, and works as a freelance producer director, for his production company Odd Jobs productions.
Name: Alex Alvarez
Lives in: Miami, Florida
Company: Odd Jobs productions
Occupation: Camera Operator, Director, Producer and Sound Mixer
Unique traits: Team Player, easy to work with. Can coordinate, produce, direct, budget schedule, shoot, light & run sound.
Film (Thriller) Producer On Castillo's sugarcane plantation in the Dominican Republic life was not easy. Senior Castillo was a bitter man who moved to the Caribbean for a fresh start but still harbored an evil deep inside of him. He had many slaves and one who was a priestess from the Afro-Caribbean religion Santeria. Senior Castillo took advantage of her from an early age but once she grew older and more powerful she took revenge and cursed his bloodline. A hundred years later in Miami's Little Havana, the spirit of the priestess finds a vessel and is back for retribution. One by one the killer hunts all that remains of the Castillo lineage, decapitating each victim leaving the body parts scattered around town. The media glamorizes the serial killer; 'The Santero' because the dismembered remains resembles Santeria offerings. Written by Rob Dionne
Film (short) by Izzy Martinez (Drama) Sound department A woman in a state of depression recalls memories of past failed loves that take her into the ultimate sacrifice.
Sunny City/Shady People
TV Movie by Alex Alvarez (Action, Comedy, Music and Thriller) Producer, Director
Travis vs. Baby Chick
Film (short) by Gabriel Mayo (Comedy) Producer Travis dies from smoking too much pot after being challenged by Baby Chick too see who can smoke the most. Through a series of interviews and events we learn what lead to Travis' unfortunate demise.
Film by Director Kobayashi (Comedy, Drama, Fantasy and Romance) Sound department Jenny, engaged and very much in love with her fiancé, gets stuck in an elevator with a perfect stranger. That is Thomas, a cold and arrogant published novel writer. They immediately clash... but the circumstance leads the two to slowly drop their act and Jenny realizes that Thomas' arrogance is nothing but a shell that protects a fractured soul... Written by Anonymous
Film by Jesse Quinones (Drama) Producer 12-year-old Josh is a mixed race boy and a promising baseball player. He is abused by his mother's boyfriend Byrd, and neglected by his mother Debbie. He forges his own path in life when his estranged grandfather insists he study for his Bar Mitzvah. Written by Jesse Quinones
La Piege Touristique
Film (short) by Rob Dionne (Comedy and Drama) Sound department Every year, millions of tourists come to Miami for the sun and relaxation. But for one couple, just parking a rental car becomes their worst nightmare. Tourist Trap is a new comedy by Director Rob D. about a naive French couple who has to deal with a fed up local and disgruntled homeless people - just to enjoy their vacation. Written by Anonymous
Taste It: A Comedy About the Recession
Film by Zachary Weil (Comedy and Romance) Sound department, Producer Greg Rosen is an Ivy League grad with an MBA and a huge chip on his shoulder. A life on the fast track landed him a high-paying job in Miami's financial district - all part of the 'plan'. Cue the recession...Greg loses it all: his job, his car, his condo, his girlfriend and his self respect. Flat broke, unemployable and back at home with Mom, Greg's gone completely off the rails. But, when his little sister flies in for spring break with three smokin' college coeds, Greg meets Francesca, the girl of his dreams who shows him there's more to life than having it all figured out. Scintillating, salacious and made-in-Miami, 'Taste It: A Comedy About the Recession' is an outrageous indie feature about putting passion before the plan and living it up in a down economy. Written by Anonymous
Film (short) by Barry Jenkins (Drama and Music) Sound department The story of a young girl and her fleeting relationship with a scoundrel.
Film by Billy Corben (Documentary) Sound department A colorful portrait of Miami's pot smuggling scene of the 1970s, populated with redneck pirates, a ganja-smoking church, and the longest serving marijuana prisoner in American history.
I Am Successful
Film (short) by Zachary Weil (Comedy) Sound department Back home during the recession, a recent business school graduate comes to terms with his unemployment while his sister's sorority is in town for spring break. Written by Anonymous
Film (short) by Tara Robinson (Horror) Sound department At the onset, a clown arrives at the wrong party and is violently assaulted by a group of twenty-something girls. He returns the following year to take revenge on these girls, one by one. In this interactive game, the viewer gets to make choices that change the outcome. By choosing correctly, the heroines can survive without a scratch. Choose wrong, and they meet with Chuckle's chainsaw. Written by Adam Prusan
Television (Reality-TV) Sound department
Film by Brian Cwikla (Drama, Romance and Thriller) Sound department David Fuller is trapped in a life of deadening sameness. His only solace is the world he dives into when he reads a book. Friendless, isolated - he is disconnected from the world in a way that not even his own deepest secrets are known to himself. Laura Matthews, a successful businesswoman, sees David reading at lunchtime outside her office window every day. Curiously drawn to him, she one day walks up to him and introduces herself. They quickly discover that they have a shared past. This is not the happy reunion of childhood friends but rather the reopening of old wounds that never healed and left them with lasting consequences. Empty Fuller is a story of the past. It is the story of how one small misunderstanding, one single moment in time, can have heartbreaking consequences. And how those moments can grow, and fester, in the fertile soil of an adolescent mind, until the only possible result is an explosion of rage, bitterness, and violence. Kirsten Øhrn Dyrud's haunting score ... Written by Anonymous
I Have No Idea
Film (short) by Alex Messianu (Drama) Sound department 'I Have No Idea' tells the story of a world where being creative is a sickness; where each person dies when they reach 100 ideas. David, our main character, is a young man in his late twenties who one day realizes and finally acknowledges that he is on his 90th idea. He must change his way of life and habits in order to live longer in order to survive. Written by Anonymous
Film (short) by Gino Gianoli (Drama) Sound department The lives of twin sisters, Anna and Karin, unfold separately and independently from one another, each on a different plane of reality. The only link between the two worlds is Daniel, an accomplished novelist in one and an amateur writer in the other, who's writing about each story from the other's perspective. Written by AK
The Rachel Maddow Show
Television (News and Talk-Show) Sound department Air America's liberal talk show host discusses current events, with an emphasis on politics.
Hardball with Chris Matthews
Television (News and Talk-Show) Sound department Starting on CNBC in 1997 and changing to MSNBC in 1999, Chris Matthews asks the tough questions in gut-renching political and social debates with celebrity and non-celebrity guests.
Bongoland II: There Is No Place Like Home
Film by Josiah Kibira (Drama) Sound department Juma returns to his homeland, Bongoland, after failing to cope with life in America. He finds that life in Bongoland is not as easy as he thought it would be and discovers his family's dirty secrets.
How to Look Good Naked
Television (Reality-TV) Sound department A group of women dissatisfied with their bodies are given makeovers and a boost to their self esteem. Based on the UK series, "How to Look Good Naked."
Spike TV VGA Video Game Awards
Television by Kurt Metzger Sound department
Television (Crime and Drama) Sound department Desaparecidos is a TV series where Marian De La Fuente presents stories about unsolved cases of missing people. Besides the stories, it includes opinions of psychologists and detectives, giving the audience several tips that people should take in consideration in order to minimize the risk of being deceived or kidnapped. Written by Vannessa Nevader
Film by Brent Bambic (Drama and Romance) Sound department, Producer A single man struggles to find deeper meaning in his materialistic life.
Video by Henry Kingi Jr. (Horror) Sound department In the sticks of Kentucky, a demented family of inbreds begin the process of cleaning up their blood line. Their twisted family is led by Billy Bob Hackford, who in his madness abducts unsuspecting young women. As a sadistic sport, the clan forces the girls to fight, gladiator style to the death, to determine the strongest. Billy Bob then rapes the victor in hopes of a pregnancy and expanding the Hackford family. The Hackford's plan changes when they abduct Amber Strickland, a southern tom boy whose family ties run as deep as her abductors. She's not a victim or prey, but a huntress raised in the backwoods of Alabama. Her brothers, Bear and Brody track her down and a feud of country folks erupt into a massacre, with only the strongest to survive. Written by Anonymous
Television (Sport) Sound department
America's Got Talent
Television by Ken Warwick (Game-Show, Music and Reality-TV) Camera and Electrical Department, Miscellaneous Crew A weekly talent competition where an array of performers -- from singers and dancers, to comedians and novelty acts -- vie for a $1 million cash prize.
Behind the Bash
Television (Reality-TV) Miscellaneous Crew Trained chef Giada De Laurentiis goes behind the scenes of lavish parties around the country, exploring the planning, food preparation, and decorating.
Cafe and Tobacco
Film by Michael Justiz (Drama and Comedy) Sound department Tico comes home to Miami from Medical school one summer, top of his class; only nobody cares because they're all going nuts. Of course when you start seeing ghosts, have a brother that hates you, a cousin that lands from Cuba with militants after him, your mom and dad at each other's throats, and the family business is about to be taken away by the bank -- no wonder everybody's crazy. Somehow, someway Tico and his family have to discover the truth within them so they can all find their way back to each other. Written by Michael Justiz
Best Documentary for Cuba1959 Memorias del Cambio
Audience choice award for Cuba Memorias del cambio