Celluloid Only (restricted to Super 8, 16mm, and 35mm)
Alexander was born and raised in Ottawa (b. 1985), but has worked and lived in Calgary, Toronto and Manila. He spent most of his twenties looking for greener pastures as a production assistant and videographer for different studios. Once he realized you have to be rich to be a starving artist, he returned to Ottawa a few years back and found inspiration telling local stories. He has made several short documentaries like "Mémoires sans frontières," (2012),"Fiesta" (2013) and "68 années de l'hiver" (2014), and other experimental art house stuff that even he doesn't quite understand. His films have been exhibited at art and film festivals across Canada, in the United States and in South East Asia. With "Pur Laine" (2018), he followed the advice of others and wrote about what he knows: the struggle of first and second-generation immigrants, and the lingering anxieties of les habitants. He lives in Hull.