Alex Barrett - Director/Editor
Alex Barrett is an independent filmmaker and artist whose works collectively have been screened at over 60 international festivals, including such prestigious events as the Edinburgh International Film Festival, Hamburg International Short Film Festival, and the Tribeca Film Festival. In addition, his short films have enjoyed a number of non-festival screenings, including showings at the BFI Southbank, The Barbican Centre and the Victoria & Albert Museum. His debut feature, LIFE JUST IS, was released theatrically in the UK in December 2012, screening at a number of cinemas including the ICA, Riverside Studios, Genesis Cinema and the BFI Southbank, where it had a two-week run.
To date, Alex's work has garnered ten awards, including 'Best Lo-Budget Film' at the London Short Film Festival (for PAINTBRUSH: THE EPITAPH), 'Stoli Emerging Filmmaker Award' at the Babelgum Online Film Festival (for HUNGERFORD: SYMPHONY OF A LONDON BRIDGE) and 'Jury Award' at the Mexico International Film Festival (for LIFE JUST IS). His short film GREAT & SMALL was described by the writer and broadcaster Sarfraz Manzoor as "witty and profound", while Sight & Sound contributor Brad Stevens called LIFE JUST IS "one of the most promising debuts in contemporary cinema" before placing it in his top five films of 2012. The home video release of LIFE JUST IS was acclaimed as Mark Kermode's 'DVD of the Week' in both The Observer and on BBC News 24, and the feature was nominated for the Michael Powell Award for Best British Film at the Edinburgh International Film Festival in June 2012, where it was also selected for the 'Best of the Fest' screenings. www.alexbarrett.net