Director Biography – Alexandria Collins (REBORN)

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Alexandria Collins is an LA-based director, screenwriter and actor. Her latest project REBORN, produced by Fox Digital Series was selected for Canneseries through their “Bite Size Horror” slate and she is developing it to become a feature film. Her digital series GOALS N’ SHIT, is streaming online after being named one of Seed&Spark’s ‘Favorite Teasers of 2018’ and raising over $20,000 via crowdfund.

Alexandria is a graduate of Florida A&M University, where her thesis documentary LOVE PLUS, won the 1st Place AP Award for Best Doc. Her narrative directorial debut, MILK RUN, premiered in competition at NYCIFF and was selected for several festivals internationally. She’s directed episodes of the limited series HILLARY (avail. on Amazon Prime) and music/concept videos for multiple artists.

She is developing features, VIVID UNDER and EDGE OFF under her company label, Supernormal Ventures and has worked as a commercial producer and 1st AD at NYC-based agency, Definite Films.

As an actor, she’s starred in Cannes selection, The Collegians, and over a dozen commercials for major brands (Apple, Hilton, Crest, Marshall’s etc). Alexandria has appeared on ABC’s Time After Time and Amazon’s Bosch. Alexandria is represented by Sovereign Talent Group and Innovative Artists.

Director Statement

I walked briskly from the parking lot of our baptist church/elementary school focused on remembering those words. “The Sun and the Moon” I called it. I was seven years old, rushing from the gravel lot to my book bag, that seemed to be miles away, so I could find paper and pencil to write down my very first poem. It was in that moment that I knew I was a writer and that poem has stayed with me since.

I grew up in a single parent home, with a powerful mother in politics and a three-degreed father that was in and out of my life, but always present with his drug addictions. Our reprieve was the church and television. My reprieve was my mind and my notebooks. As I got older, I pursued acting and writing in varying forms as an outlet and found myself in college taking the journalism equipment on weekends and shooting short films with friends.

My background has lent itself to my storytelling in innumerable ways, but I see now where threads of redemption and understanding are often woven in. Perhaps its me wanting to see people come back from the mire of their lives, but I also think it’s important as we become more polarized in our country, to give way to the nuance of life. Even the nuance of those we may despise on the surface.

At 22, I moved from Florida to New York City where most of my acting life was fulfilled. Being in front of the camera and onstage has shaped me immensely as a director. The way I work with actors and crew; the performances I’m able to pull from talent are specific to the training I’ve received.

I believe through filmmaking we can begin conversations otherwise untouched in communities. I’m in this industry for the long-haul to amplify the stories of marginalized groups with all of our diversity and power. Thank you for your consideration.

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