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Alex is a Russian-German director developing features and TV projects in the UK, Germany and Russia. She is currently developing her film BEYONCÉ, ALMIGHTY (co-written by Amelia Spencer (HIS DARK MATERIALS)) with producer Sabina Smitham, FILM4 (12 YEARS A SLAVE, THE FAVOURITE) and Pia Pressure (THE KINDERGARTEN TEACHER starring Maggie Gyllenhaal). Alex is also developing the feature film ISLANDS and the TV-series #LIONS with co-writer Rebecca Martin (CHILDREN OF MARS).
Alex trained at the NFTS and her shorts have screened internationally: WALYA (produced by Academy- Award-winning company Color of May) premiered at the Max Ophüls Preis and went on to Filmfest Dresden and many more; ROOFTOP REFUGEE starring Eileen Walsh (CATASTROPHE) and Dino Kelly (PEAKY BLINDERS) screened in competition at BAFTA-qualifying Edinburgh International Film Festival, Aesthetica, Underwire, Mykonnos Biennale, British Shorts and more; and NINA starring Ekaterina Medvedeva (TREADSTONE, 4 BLOCKS (by DARK-producers Wiedemann&Berg)) screened at Barcelona Film Festival. Her work has been nominated for the prestigious German Cinematography Award (WAYLA), won a top prize at Germany’s Bundesfestival Junger Film (ROOFTOP), and ‘Special Jury Mention for Best Foreign Film’ at the Early Bird film festival in Bulgaria (WALYA).
In 2018 Alex was selected as one of 8 directors for the Les Arcs Talent Village with an early iteration of BEYONCÉ, ALMIGHTY, which she developed further with the support of Thomas Vinterberg. In 2020, her feature script THE CONFERENCE was shortlisted for Torino Script Lab.
Alex is a selected participant of BFI NETWORK x BAFTA Crew 2021.
Alex’s 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.