Cinematographer . Colorist . Storyteller
Inspired in equal parts by The Empire Strikes Back and Empire of the Sun as a child, Alex became fascinated by movies and how they were made. This led him to the film program at the University of North Texas where he oversaw the lighting and photography on several bad student films.
After graduating in 2002, he ran a small commercial production company in Austin before moving to L.A. to pursue his dream of working in the movies. He soon worked his way into the camera, grip, and electric departments. Sometimes even all three at once on low-budget projects, forcing him to think and act quickly on a budget.
Now, Alex's work is featured on Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, TV One, and SyFy. He has also shot commercials for Adidas, Blizzard Entertainment, Microsoft Studios, Petmate, Dolby Laboratories, and Electronic Arts. He has recently added color grading to his repertoire, working in his home-office on a Davinci Resolve Studio rig powerful enough to handle 8k footage.
Alex is blessed to have worked with some amazing people in some amazing places. His work has taken him from coast to coast, as well as internationally, to the Philippines, Poland, and Italy. He grew up watching Mystery Science Theater 3000 and was lucky enough to work the original creators and cast on multiple projects. And he has shot with filmmakers that have had an incredible influence on his life and career, including Joe Dante, Robert Zemeckis, Kevin Smith, Mark Romanek, and Rian Johnson.
Festivals & Awards
FirstGlance Film Fest Hollywood - Best Cinematography Nominee
Audience Award Best Film Winner
Best Drama Film Nominee
Best of the Fest (Feature) Nominee
Big Apple Film Festival - Best Feature Film Nominee
Lone Star Film Festival - Best Feature Film Nominee
Oakland International Film Festival - Best Feature Film Nominee
Hoboken International Film Festival - Best Narrative Feature Film Nominee
Deep in the Heart Film Festival - Best Feature Film Nominee
Special Jury Award (Feature) Nominee
Chandler International Film Festival - Best Film Jury Prize Nominee
OUT OF PRINT
Sidewalk Film Festival - Best Documentary Winner
Programmers' Award Best Film Winner
THE MASSAGE CHAIR
Las Vegas Film Festival - Best Short Film Nominee
HollyShorts Film Festival - Best Web Series Audience Award Winner
LA Web Fest - Series: Comedy Outstanding Achievement Award Winner
Chicago Comedy Film Festival - Best Digital Series Winner
Imagen Foundation Awards - Best Theatrical Short Nominee
Hollywood & Vine Film Festival - Best Short Film Winner
Indie Spirit Film Festival - Best Horror Feature Audience Award Winner
ShockerFest - Audience Choice Award Winner
Rhode Island International Horror Film Festival - Best Feature Winner
San Francisco Indiefest - Best Horror Feature Winner