Alex began his career as an editor and quickly moved up the ranks as a colorist, post production and visual effects supervisor. Coming from a visual effects/post production background, this versatile director combines his passion for storytelling and visual effects experience with a unique visual style. Alex exploded onto the indie film scene with his award winning short film BROKEN. The film went on to screen at over 200 international festivals and has been reviewed by over 250 news outlets world-wide including famed film critic Roger Ebert.
"Broken is essentially a demonstration of the mastery of horror imagery and techniques." - Roger Ebert.
Through self-distribution, the BROKEN : Special Edition DVD has also sold over 5000 units world-wide. Produced on a budget of $8000 and boasting over 100 vfx shots, BROKEN is one of the most celebrated shorts in recent years. He was featured in the international best-selling book "Making Short Films, Third Edition: The Complete Guide from Script to Screen" and is the co-author of "The Art of Broken."
Alex then directed the award-winning short film Red Princess Blues, based on his live-action feature film, which stars Richard Tyson (Black Hawk Down, Kindergarden Cop) Rachel Grant (007 Die Another Day) and Academy Award Nominee Robert Forster (Jackie Brown). The film has been accepted into over 100 international film festivals thus far and has won multiple awards including Best Short Film, Best Cinematography, Best Director, Best Fight Sequence, Best Action Short and Best Production Design. The film was the first short film ever distributed through an iphone/ipad app.
He established an award winning visual effects/post production boutique called Numb Robot, which specializes in editorial, color grading, visual effects, RED Camera Workflow, title sequences, commercials and independent films. He has also recently opened an animation studio who's first project is Red Princess Blues: Genesis, based on his live-action feature which is in development.
Alex Ferrari's work runs from stunning live action to animation, from visually griping and stylish worlds to comic gems that will have you rolling on the floor. His body of work, highlighted by commercials spots for Comedy Central, a music video for the Three-Time Grammy Award Winning group Ozomatli (guest-starring Comedian Gabriel Iglesias), and the stylish Lipstick and Bullets, a compilation of your of his short film.
Being frustrated in seeing how his fellow filmmakers were being "chewed up" by the film business, Alex decided to start Indie Film Hustle, a website dedicated to educating filmmakers and artists on to survive and thrive in the film business. He also launched a podcast focusing on filmmaking called "The Indie Film Hustle Podcast." Within three months of its start date the show became the #1 filmmaking podcast on iTunes.
Alex's feature film debutwas the award winning This is Meg. The film stars comic actress Jill-Michele Meleán (Reno 911, MadTV), along with Krista Allen, Joseph Reitman, Debra Wilson, Carlos Alazraqui, & Jenica Bergere. Alex wore many hats on this indie film including directing, producing, cinematographer, cameraman, editor, and colorist. The film is currently playing on Hulu, iTunes, and Amazon.
Alex's current project is the feature film On the Corner of Ego and Desire. A statical look at the indie film world, shot entirely at the Sundance Film Festival. Will be released sometime in 2018.