Alexander Zimmer is a filmmaker and visual storyteller from Chicago, IL. His work focuses on human experiences that help audiences question the traditional narratives that drive our world views. He works predominantly in documentary film & virtual reality. He tells stories in Spanish, French, and English. He Received a masters in Film and New media from NYU, Tisch School of the Arts.
Alex has worked with a variety of clients around New York City including the New Yorker and the Bank Street School of Education. He also teaches film at Reel Works, DCTV and the Manhattan Neighborhood Network.
Alex has had the honor of having his short documentary, The Ocean Tastes like Braille, screened at Art Basel in Miami and was selected in 2018 as an A&E Networks & NYC media lab Fellow. He has run a variety of corporate documentary projects, namely a series of short documentaries called “Inclusive”, created for Microsoft, and has been behind the camera on multiple documentary productions.
He is currently directing two feature length documentaries: Detention, a film profiling the American asylum system through the eyes of one Guatemalan woman; and 8 years, a documentary that focuses on the lives of 3 students in Evanston, il, throughout middle school and high school and their ever growing relationships with their parents and their family histories.