Alex is an Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker, currently on staff at VICE on HBO, where he spends most of his time trying to figure out how to get cameras into impossible places. Alex has over a decade of experience overseeing ambitious, complex projects through all phases of production, specializing in cinematic, immersive, high production value storytelling. From breaking news coverage, to hidden camera investigations to celebrity profiles, Alex loves telling all kinds of stories.
Alex’s reporting has taken him to some pretty crazy places– the front-lines of the war in Syria, disputed islands in the South China Sea, Bolivia’s most notorious prison, a Ugandan village during an Ebola outbreak, and a research submarine at the bottom of the Arctic ocean, to name a few. He has produced profiles on celebrities and newsmakers including Leonardo Dicaprio, Mike Tyson, The Rolling Stones, and rapper 50 Cent.
Alex won two Emmy Awards and an Edward R. Murrow Award for stories he single-handedly shot, produced and edited at ABC News Nightline about sex trafficking in the Philippines and climate change in the Arctic. He sold his first documentary, “Queer Streets”, about being young, gay and homeless in New York City, at age 25 to MTV Networks, and won his first Emmy at age 27 for his work on “The Miracle on the Hudson” for Dateline NBC. He has lived in New York since 2005, arriving by way of England, Korea, Hong Kong and Kenya. He earned his master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University.
To this day, he still can’t quite believe he gets paid to do what he does.