Alex Herz has a long history as a writer, director & editor and has loved films and filmmaking from a very early age. His passion for narrative fiction and movies about those who don’t often have their stories told has led him to complete a variety of short films over the years, many of which have been accepted to film festivals across the country and have received numerous awards.
Alex’s greatest achievement as a student filmmaker was being named a finalist in Cinematic Arts for YoungArts, an organization dedicated to seeking out America’s next generation of talented artists. Alex was subsequently nominated for and was a semi-finalist in the Presidential Scholars of the Arts, the highest artistic honor a high school student can receive. He is currently a freshman at Northwestern University, where he is majoring in Radio, Film, and TV.
Name: Alex Herz
Lives in: Corte Madera, California
From the Golden Gate to the Farallones
Film (Documentary and Short) Director From the Golden Gate to the Farallones is a short-form documentary film that follows marathon swimmer Simon Dominguez as he becomes the first to attempt the treacherous 30-mile swim from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Farallon Islands.
Television (Comedy and Talk-Show) Animation department Chelsea Jacobson hosts a monthly late-night comedy show.
Over the Mountain, by the Sea
Film (Short, Adventure, Drama and Fantasy) Writer After becoming increasingly frustrated with his tense relationship with his father, a young boy embarks on a journey to find his deceased mother.
Film (Short and Comedy) Writer After losing his life-long best friend, Davey falls into a monotonous depressive state. However, his views of the world are forever altered when he learns that great friends can come from truly unexpected places.
The Tree of Gold
Film (Short and Fantasy) Writer After catching the seasonal cold, young Annabel is told to stay with her grandfather out in the countryside of early 1930s America. Despite Annabel's initial boredom, she asks to attend the local public school for the remainder of her stay. Annabel befriends a young boy, Eli, who claims he can see a mythical 'Tree of Gold' through a crack in the wall of the local town church. It hence becomes Annabel's primary ambition to see that tree. Written by Anonymous
Just Like You
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Video (Short, Drama and Family) Writer A stranded motorist finds that sometimes the most unlikely people can be the most helpful.