Alex Vinnitski

Alex Vinnitski

Current Flow Entertainment
Assistant Director, Director, Producer, Screenwriter, Filmmaker, Financier and Director of Development

North Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California

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About Alex

Alex has over 14 years of experience in film production, development, finance, worldwide distribution and foreign sales.

Currently, Mr. Vinnitski works under the banner of his company Current Flow Entertainment where he focuses on development and production of commercially viable and theatrical films. Currently on his slate are :“2”, a high concept heist thriller written by Barry Levy (“Vantage Point”) previously set up at Universal, along with “Isotope”, a true story of an airline hijacking based on one of the world’s best known and most successful counter-terrorism operations in history which he will also direct.

Previously, Alex served as VP of Production and Development at Co-Op Entertainment, a film and TV production company run by Laura Ivey and the director Tanya Wexler. He was involved in the production of Meg Ryan’s directorial debut “Ithaca” starring Meg Ryan, Tom Hanks and Alex Neustaedter as well as “Replicas” starring Keanu Reeves, which Tanya Wexler will direct and Lorenzo Di Bonaventura (“Transformers”, “Jack Ryan”, “Red”) is producing.

Prior to Co-Op Entertainment, Alex worked at The Exchange, an international sales and finance company, where he served as executive in charge of Acquisitions and was also involved in aspects of film finance and sales on films such as "2 Guns" starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg, the Sundance breakout hit "The Spectacular Now" starring Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller, "Young Ones" starring Nicolas Hoult and Elle Fanning among others.

Earlier in his career, Alex served as head of the film department at the product placement agency “Feature This”. Some of the projects he was involved with included "Collateral" directed by Michael Mann and starring Tom Cruise and Jamie Foxx, "Premonition" starring Sandra Bullock and "Terminal" directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Tom Hanks and Catherine Zeta-Jones.

Alex was born in Moscow, Russia but grew up in Israel (where he also served in the Israeli Army for 4.5 years) and came to Los Angeles to pursue a career in filmmaking shortly after finishing work on his first film “Mother’s Dance” back in Israel. The film went on to win Best Short Film at the prestigious Jerusalem International Film Festival in 2003. His first US produced project was “The Violin”, starring Ricky Ullman (Disney’s “Phil of the Future”), Sarah Drew (“Grey’s Anatomy”) and Melora Hardin (“Transparent”).

While producing films, Alex is also pursuing a lifelong dream of directing films. “The Return”, a short film starring Caroline Goodall (“Schindler’s List”, “Hook”, “The Dressmaker”) marked his directorial debut, which helped him get representation with a top 3 Hollywood Agency.

Credits

  • The Return

    The Return (2015)
    Film (Short, Drama, Mystery and War) Producer Jeffrey (late 20's), a decorated soldier recently returned from war in Iraq who, while suffering from severe black-outs, desperately tries to reunite with the love of his life Claire...if only he can find her.

  • Ithaca

    Ithaca (2015)
    Film (Drama) Miscellaneous Crew Fourteen-year-old Homer Macauley is determined to be the best and fastest bicycle telegraph messenger anyone has ever seen. His older brother has gone to war, leaving Homer to look after his widowed mother, his older sister and his 4-year-old brother, Ulysses. And so it is that as spring turns to summer, 1942, Homer Macauley delivers messages of love, hope, pain... and death... to the good people of Ithaca. And Homer Macauley will grapple with one message that will change him forever. Based on Pulitzer Prize-winning author William Saroyan's 1943 novel, The Human Comedy, ITHACA is a coming-of-age story about the exuberance of youth, the abruptness of change, the sweetness of life, the sting of death, and the sheer goodness that lives in each and every one of us. Written by Erik Jendresen

  • Running Out

    Running Out (2014)
    Film (Short) Producer A young man's journey into the night, while he is running out of time towards the unknown.

  • Klass korrektsii

    Klass korrektsii (2014)
    Film (Drama) Producer Lena is a bright, disabled girl who, after years spent studying at home, is keen to get back to school. She is assigned to a special class for disabled pupils who have to present themselves before a school commission at the end of the year in order to prove that they merit being moved back into a "normal" class. Her enervated teachers, however, show absolutely no desire to motivate the students and help them improve; on the contrary, they try to quash right from the start any interest Lena shows in more complex study material. Nevertheless, Lena soon involves herself in the school routine and gets together with classmate Anton. Yet their transparent happiness is not to everyone's liking and repercussions soon follow. Written by anonymous

  • Bai yin di guo

    Bai yin di guo (2009)
    Film (Biography, Drama, Family, History and 1 More) Miscellaneous Crew Based on historical events, a saga of China's 'Wall Street' over a century ago. A young man must decide whether to follow his father's path or find his own when he is obligated to assume the role of heir to a banking empire. Written by Anonymous

  • Stop-Loss

    Stop-Loss (2008)
    Film (Drama and War) Art department Decorated Iraq war hero Sgt. Brandon King makes a celebrated return to his small Texas hometown following his tour of duty. He tries to resume the life he left behind. Then, against Brandon's will, the Army orders him back to duty in Iraq, which upends his world. The conflict tests everything he believes in: the bond of family, the loyalty of friendship, the limits of love and the value of honor. Written by Paramount Pictures

  • The Violin

    The Violin (2007)
    Film (Short, Drama and History) Producer The Violin tells the story of David, a shy 17-year-old who falls in love with a girl named Judit in 1944 Hungary. When the Nazis invade, the two are separated, only to be reunited by fate in a concentration camp. Faced with unspeakable horrors, the two are in the end still teenagers, with their insecurities, their hopes and dreams, and their potential for extraordinary acts of love and bravery. Written by Inbar Gilboa

  • Noise

    Noise (2007)
    Film (Comedy, Crime and Drama) Art department In long flashbacks, David Owen looks back to when he lived in Manhattan with his wife and baby. The unnecessary noises of the city interrupt his life to the point that he takes a baseball bat to the windshield of cars whose alarms are blaring. After a few arrests, his wife kicks him out. On his own, he learns to avoid arrest and leaves a calling card as "The Rectifier" when he breaks into an offending car. Gruska, an enterprising young reporter, tracks him down. He tells her his story, they become lovers, and she organizes a petition drive for a ballot initiative to ban car alarms. The mayor becomes the Rectifier's bête noire. Can David fight City Hall and win? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

  • Resident Evil: Extinction

    Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)
    Film (Action, Horror, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Art department Years after the Raccoon City disaster, Alice is on her own; aware that she has become a liability and could endanger those around her, she is struggling to survive and bring down the Umbrella Corporation led by the sinister Albert Wesker and head researcher Dr. Isaacs. Meanwhile, traveling through the Nevada Desert and the ruins of Las Vegas, Carlos Olivera, L.J., and new survivors K-Mart, Claire Redfield, and Nurse Betty must fight to survive extinction against hordes of zombies, killer crows and the most terrifying creatures created as a result of the deadly T-Virus that has killed millions. Written by Akoksum2003

  • Premonition

    Premonition (2007)
    Film (Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Art department The middle-class couple Linda Hanson and Jim Hanson live a wasted and routine relationship with their two daughters in their comfortable house in the suburbs. On a Thursday morning, the local sheriff visits Linda and tells her that her husband died in a car accident on the previous day. On the next morning, when Linda awakes, she finds Jim safe and sound at home. When she awakes on the next morning, she realizes that her days are out of order, but her family and friends believe she is insane. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • Man in the Chair

    Man in the Chair (2007)
    Film (Comedy and Drama) Art department Christopher Plummer plays Flash, a curmudgeon with a hankering for classic movies and booze. Cameron is a volatile teen who commits grand theft auto just because the car is an exact replica from Christine. Their relationship is forged in the darkness of a movie theater and fueled by a mutual appreciation of rebellion and cinema. Cameron enters a student film contest, though he lacks the resources of his peers. Learning that Flash is a retired Hollywood gaffer-and the only surviving crew member from Citizen Kane-Cameron follows him to his home at the Motion Picture Residence for the Elderly, a colony of aging film folk set aside by the industry. A quirky fellowship develops, in which Flash and his friends help Cameron make his film, and, in doing so, change his life. Written by Mill Valley Film Festival Staff

  • Smiley Face

    Smiley Face (2007)
    Film (Comedy) Art department After a young actress unknowingly eats her roommate's marijuana cupcakes, her day becomes a series of misadventures.

  • Anamorph

    Anamorph (2007)
    Film (Crime, Horror and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew Stan is a quiet, solitary detective in New York City. A few months ago, he solved a gruesome case of serial murders, although an undercover police officer lost her life. A new set of similar murders begins: the bodies are elaborately displayed and the killer uses equipment from art and early movie making in the tableau, or he leaves a clue as to where the investigators are to stand to get the full artistic effect. Stan is paired with a younger detective, Carl, whom he brushes off when Carl wants to get to know him. As pieces fall in place, it's a race to prevent the next killing, quite possibly someone close to Stan. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

  • Crosswords

    Crosswords (2007)
    Television (Game-Show) Miscellaneous Crew Contestants answer a series of questions with words that solve a crossword puzzle.

  • Home of the Brave

    Home of the Brave (2006)
    Film (Action, Drama and War) Art department The day after they get the word they'll go home in two weeks, a group of soldiers from Spokane are ambushed in an Iraqi city. Back stateside we follow four of them - a surgeon who saw too much, a teacher who's a single mom and who lost a hand in the ambush, an infantry man whose best friend died that day, and a soldier who keeps reliving the moment he killed a civilian woman. Each of the four has come home changed, each feels dislocation. Group therapy, V.A. services, halting gestures from family and colleagues, and regular flashbacks keep the war front and center in their minds. They're angry, touchy, and explosive: can a warrior find peace back home? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

  • Employee of the Month

    Employee of the Month (2006)
    Film (Comedy and Romance) Art department Slacker Zack Bradley works as a box boy at Super Club, a warehouse club store. It is the lowest in the job hierarchy at the store. He doesn't work very hard at his job, and along with some of his fellow employee friends treats the store like his playground. Regardless, he is well liked by most of the other employees. He used to be hard working, when he was developing a dot com, but he lost all his and his grandmother's money in the process. As such, he decided not to take any risks in life while he now lives with her so as to provide her with what he considers at least a more reliable life. On the other extreme is Vince Downey, who lords an air of superiority over his fellow employees as the store's head cashier. He lives to be the store's best employee solely so that he can be named Employee of the Month, which he has been named seventeen months in a row. If he is named Employee of the Month for a record eighteenth time in a row, he will be rewarded with entrance into the ... Written by Huggo

  • Dandelions

    Dandelions (2006)
    Film (Short and Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 1 million U.S. children are homeless on any given night. "Dandelions" is a short film about one teenage runaway who decides to leave the streets and go back home. The film chronicles a day in a life of a homeless teen, his friends, the drugs, the panhandling, the tricks and the city's downtown filthy streets, grimy tunnels, illicit drugs and immense underworld of homeless youth - all lost in a vast wasteland. Written by Anonymous

  • Kenmore Ave

    Kenmore Ave (2005)
    Film (Short and Thriller) Producer A psychological thriller stemming from chilling events which transpire just hours earlier. Danielle receives an urgent call from Lars convincing her to rush to his aid. The two spend the evening running from a situation which occurred on Kenmore Avenue. As the evening unfolds we are left wondering if the circumstances are reality or illusion. Written by Anonymous

  • In the Dog House

    In the Dog House (2005)
    Film (Short) Art department Add a Plot »

  • Cries from Ramah

    Cries from Ramah (2005)
    Film (Short and Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director When a bombing in a Tel Aviv café takes the lives of both a young Palestinian bomber and a young Israeli soldier, their two mothers encounter one another in a police station, neither aware of who the other is, until realization sets in...

  • Into the Maelstrom

    Into the Maelstrom (2005)
    Film (Short and Sci-Fi) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director In the outer reaches of the solar system, a long-lost communications vessel, The Maelstrom, has just been found. Investigating a distress signal on board, detectives Weller and Ford make a gruesome discovery... the entire crew has been brutally slaughtered. And the killer is still on board! Written by Anonymous

  • Off Hollywood & Vine

    Off Hollywood & Vine (2004)
    Film (Drama and Short) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Add a Plot »

  • The Florist

    The Florist (2004)
    Film (Drama and Short) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director A young woman, Neda, returns to Iran from America desperately seeking answers to a family mystery. After a long day's search through the streets of Tehran, Neda finds the flower shop she's been looking for. But things aren't as they seem. She has blundered into a dangerous realm of power, deceit and fear where any move could be her last. Written by LY

  • Collateral

    Collateral (2004)
    Film (Crime, Drama and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew LA cabbie Max Durocher is the type of person who can wax poetic about other people's lives, which impresses U.S. Justice Department prosecutor Annie Farrell, one of his fares, so much that she gives him her telephone number at the end of her ride. Although a dedicated man as seen through the efficiency in which he does his work, he can't or won't translate that eloquence into a better life for himself. He deludes himself into believing that his now twelve year cabbie job is temporary and that someday he will own his own limousine service. He even lies to his hospitalized mother that he already owns one, with a further lie that he tells her as such primarily to make her happy, rather than the truth which is that he won't do anything to achieve that dream. One night, Max picks up a well dressed man named Vincent, who asks Max to be his only fare for the evening. For a flat fee of $600, plus an extra $100 if he gets to the airport on time - Vincent wants Max to drive him to five stops ... Written by Huggo

  • Mother's Dance

    Mother's Dance (2003)
    Film (Drama and Short) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Add a Plot »

  • Everyday Use

    Everyday Use (2003)
    Film (Drama) Miscellaneous Crew In this l973 Alice Walker short story, a wayward daughter returns to her rural Georgia roots but is unable to sustain a connection with her sharecropper family because she has the notion that her roots are strictly African.

  • Matana MiShamayim

    Matana MiShamayim (2003)
    Film (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department A film about women and diamonds which determine the fate of the men who desire them. A group of airport porters are planning on stealing 2 sacks of rough diamonds. The diamonds arrive on schedule on commercial flights to the airport. Being that the porters are the first to come in contact with the sacks from the moment they land in the airport, it goes without saying that they will be the first to be interrogated by the police. In order to escape the clutches of the police Bacho, the ring leader, must choose from among the porters two suckers who won't have a choice but to take the wrap and do time in jail. The gang of airport porters reside in a neighborhood adjacent to the airport. The film will take us to their neighborhood in search of these two porters. There in the midst of the love affairs, jealousies, sex and betrayals, Bacho takes advantage of the weaknesses of 2 porters: Punchika - the compulsive gambler, and Otary (Bacho's brother-in-law) - a wife beater, and forces them to... Written by lament

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