About Alex

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, John Landis, Kevin Smith, Mark Romanek, and Rian Johnson.

Festivals & Awards

HollyShorts

Film

Festival

MONSOON

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

SCOTT & LENNY GO TO THAI TOWN

Burbank International Film Festival - Official Selection

New Hampshire Film Festival - Official Selection

 

AXE GIANT: THE WRATH OF PAUL BUNYAN

Shockfest Film Festival - Best Short Film Nominee

 

THE MASSAGE CHAIR

Las Vegas Film Festival - Best Cinematographer Nominee

MISDIRECTED

HollyShorts Film Festival - Best Web Series Audience Award Winner

LA Web Fest - Series: Comedy Outstanding Achievement Award Winner

 

DEVIL'S COURIERS

Chicago Comedy Film Festival - Best Digital Series Winner

CASEY

Imagen Foundation Awards - Best Theatrical Short Nominee

ELECTORAL EMISSIONS

Hollywood & Vine Film Festival - Best Short Film Winner

GOLDEN EARRINGS

Indie Spirit Film Festival - Best Horror Feature Audience Award Winner

ShockerFest - Audience Choice Award Winner

BRAIN DEAD

Rhode Island International Horror Film Festival - Best Feature Winner

San Francisco Indiefest - Best Horror Feature Winner

Contact me

so we can make movie magic together
alexsimon23@gmail.com  |  323-359-2024
Los Angeles, CA
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