Alex attended Tufts University where he received a BA in English and served on The Tufts Daily Newspaper as Editor for the Film and Television beats. After graduating, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue screenwriting full time and worked as a script reader for Broad Green Pictures. He has since written and produced a number of short films, including The Chameleon and Between, along with receiving acclaim for his coming of age script, Fairly Certain and his independently produced, television pilot, Served, which took home the award for "Best Cinematography" at this year's ITV Fest. Recently, Alex co-created the comedy web-series Leading Lady, in addition to both writing and directing his first feature film, the romantic dramedy, Elephants.
A Tell-Tale Heart Budget: $100K - $1M | Thriller ⋄ Horror A Tell-Tale Heart is a tense and gory re-imagining of the classic Edgar Allan Poe tale that flips the script and depicts a young woman's spiral into madness at the hands of the predatory men all around her.
For The Lads Budget: $5M - $10M | Action ⋄ Crime The lives of four lovable but daft European criminals are upheaved when a sultry femme fatale enters their midst and shanghais them into pulling off a near suicidal heist, tearing apart their bonds of brotherhood to comedic effect in the process.
Fairly Certain Budget: $1M - $5M | Independent ⋄ Comedy Stuck between the life advice of a sarcastic, imaginary narrator and a strict, likewise imaginary Haitian nanny, Jesse Fairly struggles to navigate the trials and tribulations of his unique teenage life and ultimately find his true passion.
Film by The Chameleon Effect (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Writer/Director A true indie film through and through, Elephants takes an authentic look at a modern relationship in a "slice of life" style, peeling away intimate layers to ask the question: how do you know when someone's right for you or rather, when it's time to move on? After a three year stint in prison, the charming but hot-headed Lee Riley returns to Los Angeles to win back the girlfriend he left behind, alluring and headstrong Kate Caldwell. Despite having moved on and grown into an independent woman, Kate agrees to let him stay while he looks for an apartment and soon enough, the pair falls back into their old patterns, losing themselves in an ardent relationship once more. Yet, as the free-spirited nature of their romance starts to tear down the life Kate has built, she finds herself losing her new identity but unable to let Lee go. Likewise, Lee starts to wonder if the buoyant memories from their past are preventing him from growing up and becoming something more.
Film by The Chameleon Effect (Sci-Fi and Short) Writer/Director After waking up on a deserted beach with no memory of how he got there, city boy Tom Howard begins to unravel upon learning he's trapped between worlds. Yet, his fears are put on hold when a curious, all-knowing woman arrives to greet him.
Film by The Chameleon Effect (Drama and Short) Writer/Producer Within the world of The Chameleon, the allure of Hollywood has worn off, long ago replaced by the vapid nature that lurks beneath the parties, auditions, and lies being spun to "make it big." In this forlorn landscape, our titular hero — a failed actor — finds himself on the verge of breaking free of Los Angeles and moving on from the industry altogether. Yet, as he takes the first steps to do so, the city both literally and metaphorically attempts to block his escape while all the while, his grasp on reality slowly erodes.
Television by The Chameleon Effect (Comedy and Drama) Writer/Producer Served is a half hour, ensemble comedy-drama that follows the vibrant staff of a stylish LA eatery in their effort to function as a makeshift family, framed - in part - through the journey of a young Hispanic man whose hopes of being a server are suddenly dashed when he's relegated to the back of the house.
ITV Fest - Best Cinematography for "Served"
Long Beach Indie Film Awards - Best Pilot Nominee for "Served"
Screencraft Comedy Awards - Semi Finalist for "Fairly Certain"
Creative World Awards - Semi Finalist for "Fairly Certain"