Alex began his filmmaking career in 1989 working as a producer, cinematographer and director on commercial and non-commercial projects shot throughout Latin America and the US. He produced and directed the award-winning short film O Cantor de Samba (Brazil, 1994). In 2005 he received the Pacific Pioneer Fund Grant for Emerging Filmmakers and the City of Oakland Individual Artist Grant. His credits as director and cinematographer include, Digital Lives (US, 2002), Runners High (US, 2006) and Paper or Plastic? (US, 2008). He holds a Masters in Film and currently lives in Oakland, CA.