Originally from London England, Alex is an award winning director, who has made stylish films with visual flair for over 20 years. He directs both drama and documentaries, writing and producing all of his own work.
Most recently Alex completed the drama Thai Meth Bust for the international hit series Locked up Abroad. Prior to that he directed two films for the ratings smash hit and BAFTA nominated series James May’s Toy’s Stories.
Occasionally Alex's films deal with difficult subject matter and some of his best work has also been his most challenging. The critically acclaimed drama Escape from Auschwitz, shortlisted at NY Festivals tells the incredible story of the incarceration and getaway of two prisoners from the Nazi's death camp. His feature length Mid Air Collision Over Britain, dramatises the chilling ‘what if’ scenario of two passenger jets colliding over southeast England. And his harrowing feature length, and Cine Golden Eagle award winning observational documentary Treblinka: Inside Hitler's Secret Death Camp, follows the work of forensic archaeologist Caroline Sturdy-Colls as she uncovers the previously unknown location of the camp's gas chambers and unmarked mass graves.
In 2013 Alex co-founded Snap TV, a London based production company, where among other films he series directed the exciting 10 part global culinary adventure Ainsley Eats the Streets.
Producing films for the global market, Alex’s work has been screened on numerous networks including; NETFLIX, Amazon, BBC, Channel 4, Sky, Discovery Networks, National Geographic, Smithsonian Channel, Channel 5 and PBS.
In 2021 Alex relocated from the UK to Canada. He is based in Toronto.
NEW YORK FESTIVALS
Escape From Auschwitz
CINE GOLDEN EAGLE AWARD
Treblinka: Hitler's Killing Machine
James May's Toy Stories
FEATURE LENGTH DRAMA DOCUMENTARY
MID AIR COLLISION
This film tells the hypothetical story of Britain’s worst aviation disaster as if it were a real event. The narrative is told in real time using drama and expert witnesses.
ESCAPE FROM AUSCHWITZ
Channel Five / History / PBS
Using beautifully shot drama this film tells the story of Rudolf Vrba who escaped from Auschwitz, trekked across occupied Poland evading recapture and stunned the world with the horrific truth.
National Geographic USA
Based on real events, these films fully dramatise two of America’s most extraordinary prison breaks.
UNEXPLAINED WITH TONY ROBINSON
Shot as a road movie, intercut with beautiful dramatic reconstruction.
QUEEN OF SHEBA:
BEHIND THE MYTH
BBC / Discovery Channel
Beautifully shot drama, CGI and observational documentary help bring to life a buried Imperial capital, which has been literally lost to the sands of time.
LOCKED UP ABROAD
National Geographic Channel
Based on real events, this films fully dramatises the story of Jimmy Kelly; the English postman who became a Thai Meth dealer.
Full dramatization of real events. When a Californian woman sees a body on Highway 50, El Dorado police believe there’s more going on than meets the eye.
REAL PRISON BREAKS
High-octane full dramatization of real jailbreaks.
FEATURE LENGTH DOCUMENTARY
INSIDE HITLER'S SECRET DEATH CAMP
Channel 5 / Smithsonian Channel
This film follows Dr Caroline Sturdy Colls’ excavation of Treblinka, to uncover the horrific truth behind one of Hitler’s most notorious death camps.
JAMES MAY'S TOY STORIES
James believes that old toys like Meccano and Lego are good for the mind and good for the soul. To prove his point he embarks on an epic project to build a full size Meccano bridge across the Leeds Liverpool canal and a Lego house he can live in.
Forensic Archaeologist, Caroline Sturdy Colls investigates the Nazi occupation of Alderney, the atrocities committed there by the SS and previously unknown links to the Holocaust.
AINSLEY EATS THE STREETS
Channel 4 / Netflix
Ainsley Harriott throws away the guidebook and goes in search of some of the best street food, in 10 of the world’s most exciting cities.
I, HUMAN (3D)
This visually spectacular film focuses on pioneering scientists developing new medical technologies. Shot exclusively in 3D.
National Geographic Channel
Episodes 1&2 of this exciting new series for Nat Geo USA.