WRITER & DIRECTOR
Alexander Frank wrote his master thesis on the adolescent outsider in film (at the University Zurich). He loves movies for children as well as dark genre flicks … and he collects all kind of weird stuff that tells stories. As a (fading) redhead with blue eyes, he belongs to the smallest minority of the planet: only one per cent of the world’s population shares this genetic combination.
He works as a Writer and Director.
(And as Acting Coach for children and teenagers. And as Script Supervisor for feature films. And as Stage Manager for theatre productions.)
Alexander holds a master’s degree in political science, film and media studies from the University of Zurich, Switzerland. Even before his time at uni he worked as 1st Assistant Director and Script Supervisor for various film and television productions. In context of his practical training he studied rehearsal-techniques with Judith Weston in New York, with German director Andreas Dresen, Clown Dimitri and Keith Johnstone. He took masterclasses in story development with Robert McKee and Juliane Jessen, as well as a masterclass in serial storytelling with „Dexter“ creator James Janos, Jr.
In 2008 Alexander worked as Staff Director at Junges Schauspielhaus (theatre) in Zurich.
2009-2012 he took a post as Resident Assistant Director at Schauspiel Frankfurt, Germany.
Alexander has directed numerous theatre productions all over Germany, worked as acting teacher for kids and as stage manager; he has been a staff writer and has developed several feature and serialized projects for Sky Germany, Bastei Media, FFP New Media, Schmerbeck Entertainment, All-In Productions and Henning Ferber Film.
As a director, he produces narrative music videos and is in preparations for his feature debut, which will be produced in 2020.
Alexander was a writing-fellow of the RACCONTI Script Lab 2017 and a directing-fellow of the International Forum at the Berlin Theatertreffen 2014 and Berlin Talent Campus 2008. He also is a member of the prestigious Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab in New York.
He lives in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.