One thing I’ve learned on this journey as a filmmaker is really quite simple, but yet very important: No two stories are the same! If you study the paths of some of your favorite directors’ you see very divergent treks. Guys like Oliver Stone, Michael Mann, and Dario Argento started as screenwriters. Stanley Kubrick and William Friedkin made documentaries, Martin Scorsese and Hal Ashby were editors, Alan Pakula a producer. David Fincher and Ridley Scott came from the ad world and as you’d imagine the list is endless. The same goes with films, what worked for The Blair Witch Project won’t work for American Movie and what worked for Ink not likely to work for Baghead. But, there are some general takeaways I’ve discovered over time and hopefully this piece will be helpful to someone.
In addition to his Independent film work, he has worked on larger budgeted films like the BMW Film series, The Hire, specifically, “Ticker”, which was directed by Joe Carnahan and starred Don Cheadle, Ray Liotta, and Clive Owen. Also, Alexandre was commissioned by Film Engine (“Butterfly Effect” and “Lucky Number Slevin”) to write a script for Carnahan to direct that is now in turnaround.
Alexandre is repped by Michael Lewis & Associates and is a member of the WGA west.
Joseph F. Alexandre (WGAw)