Alex graduated Harvard University with a BA in Visual Art. His documentary about tank-riding reindeer herders, Songs from the Tundra, won the Grand Jury Prize at the Provincetown International Film Festival and played in competition at IDFA 2009, the world’s largest documentary festival. For his documentary work, he received the prestigious Fulbright Fellowship to shoot a feature about spirituality and disaster in the Russian Far East called The Volcano People. He recently finished the American Film Institute as a Paul and Daisy Soros New American Fellow, a full scholarship. The thesis he wrote and directed, App, won the $25,000 Sloan Foundation Award and will be premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival. He currently lives in Los Angeles.