Alexandre O. Philippe, MFA
Born and raised in Geneva, Switzerland, Alexandre holds an MFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. He has written, directed and produced numerous award-winning short and feature-length films. His latest, THE PEOPLE vs. GEORGE LUCAS, had event screenings at the most prestigious film and documentary festivals on the world stage, and was nominated for the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Documentary Screenplay at AFI Silverdocs, and for the 2011 Cinema Eye Honors. After a limited theatrical run across several territories, PvsG is currently the #1 documentary on Netflix, and was recently released on DVD and Blu-Ray by Lionsgate (US), Wrekin Hill Entertainment (Australia, NZ, South Africa), eOne Entertainment (UK), Kinosmith (Canada), Capelight (Germany, Switzerland), BAC Films (France), and Fine Films (Japan). Alexandre's short films LEFT, THE SPOT and INSIDE screened at over 70 international film festivals, and won a slew of awards. LEFT was the first film in history to have been recorded, edited and mixed at 192kHz/24-bit for Dolby’s new process of lossless encoding in TrueHD 5.1 surround sound technology, and was honored by the Akira Kurosawa Foundation in Japan. Current and upcoming projects include THE LIFE AND TIMES OF PAUL THE PSYCHIC OCTOPUS, premiering this year at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, Filmfest München, Sheffield Doc/Fest, PiFan, Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival, and Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival; DOC OF THE DEAD, the definitive zombie culture documentary; two comic book series; and a feature-length psychological thriller. Alexandre is Creative Director of Denver-based Cinema Vertige. In 2009, he received the Lighthouse Beacon Award for Teaching Excellence.
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