Armed with the family camcorder, a makeshift set and an all consuming curiosity for what it felt like to be inside another person’s mind, Alex, has been making movies in the backyard of her Coogee home since she was seven. Her interests in human behaviour saw her complete a degree in psychology with honours. Alex juggled work as a research assistant at a forensic psychology clinic whilst appearing in a series of short films, web series and independent features – personal highlights include Shit Creek alongside Heather Mitchell and Andrew McFarlane and A Bad Date in Beacon which she filmed on location in New York in 2017.
Whilst at NIDA Alex has maintained her presence on Sydney stages working with her cousin and childhood home movie collaborator Antoinette Barbouttis in Ban Shakespeare’s Håmlet and Cool Pool Party (Bondi Feast) and on screen in the proof of concept for Alec Roth’s feature Paradise, filmed in the Dominican Republic.
Alex is a queer artist who is passionate about working with like-minded collaborators on creatively ambitious new works. This year Alex was a finalist in AACTA’s Pitch Action Competition and starred in Lizzie Cater’s film Circe. She is currently developing a number of projects as a producer and actor set to film in 2021.
Dracula - Dracula
When the Rain Stops Falling - Elizabeth Law
Lunacy - Violet West
Twelfth Night - Countess Olivia
Middletown - Mechanic
The Seagull - Irina Arkadina
Two Noble Kinsmen - Hippolyta
Kid Stakes - Nancy
Cosi - Julie
DIANA - Camera operator
Written and directed by Guy Edmonds