CONTACT:
alex@strangerthanfilms.com

REPRESENTATION:

  FEATURES & TELEVISION:
  Brian Goldberg / 310.659.9965

  brian@wp-a.com


Recent News:



BEHIND THE MASK / is renewed for a second season and earns HULU its first-ever Emmy Nomination  

WITNESS / the HBO 4-part miniseries from MICHAEL MANN on war photographers is now out on DVD  

SCRAPPERS / now on iTunes & Amazon via Film Buff, after ROGER EBERT deems it a Top Ten of 2010  

WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH KANSAS / now available on Netflix & Hulu, inspires TODD HAYNES  





About the Editor

Originally from Washington DC, Alex
got his start in Chicago (SOX not cubs) cutting two documentaries in two years, SCRAPPERS and WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH KANSAS? which both ended up on ROGER EBERT’s "Top Ten Documentaries" lists of 2009 and 2010, respectively.

Since relocating to Los Angeles, he has
edited for the likes of HULU, CBS, and HBO on shows including WITNESS and
BEHIND THE MASK, often times for Emmy and Academy Award nominated directors.

Alex's editing philosophy can be summed up as follows: 1) Thank You for shooting all that nice footage!! 2) It can always be better. 3) Story trumps spectacle. Everything else varies... which is the joy of editing. Alex holds a B.A. in Cinema Studies from THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, and is currently represented by Worldwide Production Agency in Hollywood, CA
A few selections from films that inspired him can be found here.

SHOW REELS



Feature Films + Television



MUSIC VIDEOS



COMEDY SHORTS



TRAILERS



ADDITIONAL Documentaries



Assistant Editing (2008-2012)






Awards




"BEHIND THE MASK"
(Editor, 6 Episodes) -
Emmy Nominee, Outstanding New Sports Programming 2014

"SINGULARITY OR BUST"
(Editor) -
Best Documentary, LA Cinema Festival of Hollywood 2013

"RUSKO" Music Video
(Editor) -
Official Vimeo Staff Pick, 2012

"FAME HIGH"
(Assistant Editor) -
Official Selection, TriBeCa Film Festival 2012

"WITNESS"
(Assistant Editor) -
Official Premiere, Venice Film Festival 2012

"AFTER THE FIRE"
(Editor) -
Official Selection, HBO’s NYC Latino Film Festival 2011

"BUDRUS"
(Trailer Editor) -
Sundance Doc Fund winner + LA Times TOP 20 docs of 2010

"SCRAPPERS"
(Additional Editor) -
CUFF Best Doc winner + Roger Ebert’s TOP TEN docs of 2010

"WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH KANSAS"
(Editor) - 
Roger Ebert's TOP TEN docs of 2009

"THE GARDEN"
(Deleted Scenes Editor) - 
Academy Award Nominee for Best Documentary of 2009

"FUEL"
(Assistant Online Editor) - 
Sundance Audience Award for Best Documentary of 2008 

"CRIME FICTION"
 (Trailer Editor) -
Official Selection, Slamdance 2007

 

 


Testimonials




"Thank you Alex…we are blessed
and proud of the film...Awesome work!"

-ABDALLAH OMEISH, DIRECTOR, WITNESS:LIBYA

projects: HBO's WITNESS docuseries

"I have been editing professionally
myself for 21 years and I’d hire him
again in a heartbeat."

-JOE WINSTON, DIRECTOR / EMMY-WINNING EDITOR

projects: What’s the Matter with Kansas?

"An outstanding editor. He was super-smart, super-creative, efficient, and quite simply a delight. I would recommend Alex to any film or television producer that wants a real pro."

-DAVID BOUL, PRODUCER: THE OPRAH SHOW '89-'99

projects: Chucking Tomatoes

"I am so spoiled after working with you. You are a f*@#ing WIZARD!"

-ANGELINE GRAGASIN, DIRECTOR

projects: The Animals

"Alex's greatest gift is his capacity for experimentation. He finds truth in places you didn't even know to look."

-WILL SLOCOMBE, DIRECTOR

projects: Crime Fiction Mulligan

"Alex is my secret weapon. I don't know what to do when he's not available... so... um... whatever you do, don't hire him!"

-JESSIE KAHNWEILER, DIRECTOR



projects: Dude Where's My Chutzpah?

"I have already recommended Alex to various film and television producers and can't wait to work with him again."

-GUIDO VERWEYEN, DIRECTOR / EMMY-WINNING PRODUCER

projects: After The Fire

"A good editor makes all the difference. Thanks Alex MacKenzie for turning water into wine."

-RAJ DYE, DIRECTOR

projects: Singularity or Bust

"We worked for three days non-stop, going through all the footage I already shot. Thanks to Alex's help, we now have the entire movie structure mapped out and a plan on what we need to shoot next. Thanks Alex!"

-MELINA KOLB, DIRECTOR

projects: Remember Me Sue

"Alex has a knack for that story thing..."

-BRIAN ASHBY, DIRECTOR

projects: Scrappers Untitled Northern Ireland Project



"Alex works incredibly hard and does great work. He was an invaluable member of the team on both Fame High and The Garden."

-SCOTT H. KENNEDY, DIRECTOR / OSCAR NOMINEE

projects: The Garden Fame High

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