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 and is currently a masters candidate at NYU Tisch and an instructor at 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 he is currently an A&E Networks Fellow. He has had the opportunity to 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 his first feature length documentary, Detention. and working on expanding his thesis at tisch, Portraits of Evanston, Into a documentary film directed by three middle school students in evanston, il.