Born in Washington D.C. but raised in London, Alex was granted a Fulbright Scholarship to study film at Columbia University's Graduate School of the Arts in New York. His graduation film, RALPH, was nominated for a BAFTA in 2009. Nominated as a Screen Star of Tomorrow in the same year, he went on to direct Richard Bean's HARVEST for Channel 4. After making another short, TITS, for the BFI/Lighthouse, which played in competition at the Berlin and Encounters film festivals, he went on to close the second series of Channel 4's BAFTA nominated drama series MY MAD FAT DIARY. The show was nominated for an international Emmy for Best Drama series 2015. He went on to open CRIMS, a BBC3 sitcom set in a young offenders institute and has recently directed the third and final series of MAD FAT. He is currently developing a feature with Creative England, written by Nick Payne. He is represented for commercials by Archersmark and has directed work for clients including Nike, Barclays and Microsoft.