Alex Barrett

United Kingdom


Alex Barrett is an artist-filmmaker whose works collectively have been screened at over 70 international festivals, including such prestigious events as the Hamburg International Short Film Festival and the Tribeca Film Festival. In addition, his short films have enjoyed a number of non-festival screenings at venues including the Victoria & Albert Museum and the National Gallery of Art in Washington. His debut feature, LIFE JUST IS, was released theatrically in the UK in December 2012, showing at a number of cinemas including the ICA, Riverside Studios, Genesis Cinema, and the BFI Southbank where it had a two-week run. His second feature, LONDON SYMPHONY, was released theatrically in September 2017, launching with a sold-out screening at the Barbican Centre, prior to touring over fifty venues throughout the UK. To date, Alex's work has garnered sixteen awards, including 'Best Lo-Budget Film' at the London Short Film Festival (for PAINTBRUSH: THE EPITAPH), 'Stoli Emerging Filmmaker Award' at the Babelgum Online Film Festival (for HUNGERFORD: SYMPHONY OF A LONDON BRIDGE) and 'Jury Award' at the Mexico International Film Festival (for LIFE JUST IS). Both LIFE JUST IS and LONDON SYMPHONY had their world premieres in competition for the Michael Powell Award for Best British Film at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, and regular Sight & Sound contributor Brad Stevens called the former "one of the most promising debuts in contemporary cinema". Mark Kermode acclaimed the home video release of LIFE JUST IS as his 'DVD of the Week' in both The Observer and on BBC News 24, and selected LONDON SYMPHONY as his BFI Player choice of the week. The film was also released internationally on Blu-ray and VOD through Flicker Alley, and in the UK on DVD through New Wave Films.

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