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Alex is a Russian-German writer/director developing features and TV projects in the UK, Germany and Russia. She is writing her feature JOY (co-written by Amelia Spencer (HIS DARK MATERIALS) and produced by Sabina Smitham). Alex is currently in post-production of the FILM4 and Pia Pressure (THE KINDERGARTEN TEACHER) - funded short version of the film. The film stars BIFA-nominated actor Badger Skelton and Juliet Cowan (THE POWER, BACK TO LIFE, I HATE SUZIE).
In 2018 Alex was selected as one of 8 directors for the Les Arcs Talent Village with an early iteration of JOY, which she developed further with the support of Danish director Thomas Vinterberg. In 2020, Alex’ feature script THE CONFERENCE was shortlisted for Torino Script Lab.
What all of Alex’ projects have in common is the interest in international stories, the exploring of questions of identity and relationships within different societal systems. Her films, at their core, share a sense of melancholy and absurdity.
Alex is currently in pre-production to direct four episodes of the Channel 4 commissioned eight-part drama THE BIRTH OF DANIEL F. HARRIS (Produced by The-End-Of-The-F**ing-world-producers Clerkenwell Films,
written by Pete Jackson).
Alex trained at the NFTS and her shorts have screened internationally, amongst them BAFTA-qualifying festivals such as Edinburgh International Film Festival, Aesthetica Short Film Festival and Underwire Filmfestival. Alex' short film WALYA was nominated for the prestigious German Cinematography Award.
Alex is a selected participant of BFI NETWORK x BAFTA Crew 2021.
Her clients in commercials and music promos include Huawei, Palmers, Tommee Tippee, and singer-songwriter Tom Rosenthal for his track GOT GOLD. Her work in this space has won a Royal Television Society Award, two Kodak Nahemi Awards, and a nomination for a British Arrow.