CONTACT:
strangerthanfilms@gmail.com

REPRESENTATION:

  FEATURES & TELEVISION:
  Brian Goldberg / 310.659.9965

  brian@wp-a.com

About the Editor

Based in LA and born in DC, Alex
got his start studying vérité editing at The University of Chicago, under original members of Kartemquin Films. He went on to cut two docs in two years which both ended up on ROGER EBERT’s annual "Top Ten Documentaries" lists as films which struck Ebert as "subtle", "human", and "necessary".

Since relocating to Los Angeles, Alex has worked with Emmy, Peabody, and Academy Award winning directors, editing projects featured on HULU, HBO, SHOWTIME, TNT, SKY, NETFLIX, and PBS, starting with BEHIND THE MASK, the comedic mascot series which earned HULU its first-ever Emmy Nomination.

Pivotal projects include the documentary MULLY, produced by Academy Award winner James Moll, the Netflix Original WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS, narrated by Rainn Wilson, and Hulu's meta-comedy hit TOO FUNNY TO FAIL, starring Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Dana Carvey, and Robert Smigel. On the scripted side, Alex cut the indie feature MOTHER'S LITTLE HELPERS, starring Milana Vayntrub (This is Us, Silicon Valley, Love), Breeda Wool (UnReal, Mr. Mercedes), Melanie Hutsell (SNL, Bridesmaids), and David Giuntoli (Grimm), which was bought at SXSW 2019. A few clips from scripted and unscripted films that inspired him can be found here.

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Awards



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"CHOP & STEELE"
(Writer, Editor) -
Official Selection, Tribeca Film Festival 2022



"PUNCH 9: FOR HAROLD WASHINGTON"
(Editor) -
Winner: Audience Award,
Chicago International Film Festival 2021
Finalist: Ken Burns Prize for Film 2021
Official Selection, DOC NYC & Santa Barbara 2021

"MOTHER'S LITTLE HELPERS"
(Editor) -
Official Selection, SXSW 2019
Winner: Best Ensemble, Outfest 2019

"ANDY GOES IN"
(Consulting Editor) -
Official Selection, Toronto International Film Fest 2016

"MULLY"
(Editor) -
Official Selection, Hot Docs 2016
Winner: Virginia Film Festival Best Documentary 2015
Winner: Austin Film Festival Audience Award 2015

"BEHIND THE MASK"
(Editor, 6 Episodes) -
Emmy Nominee, Outstanding New Sports Programming 2014
"WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS"
(Editor, 1 Episode) -
2x Sports Emmy Nominee: Outstanding Edited Series 2021
Outstanding Editing - Long Form 2021

"JESUS TOWN, USA"
(Additional Editor) -
Official Selection, Hot Docs 2015

HBO's "WITNESS"
(Assistant Editor) -
Official Selection, Venice Film Festival 2012

"THE GARDEN"
(Deleted Scenes Editor) - 
Academy Award Nominee for Best Documentary of 2009

"WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH KANSAS"
(Editor) - 
Roger Ebert's TOP TEN docs of 2009

 

 


Selected Press




"Kestrin Pantera does a lot with a little... with the authenticity in the dialogue, and with the editing... A very creative and interesting film to watch."

- LA Times Film Critic Katie Walsh, May 14, 2020


"There's real emotional intelligence here, and there's an authenticity to MOTHER'S LITTLE HELPERS... that rang true for me."

- KCRW's PRESS PLAY with Madeline Brand / Christy Lemire, May 14, 2020

project: MOTHER'S LITTLE HELPERS

"WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS bookending episodes — one on competitive frog jumping... are the strongest. What some competition shows take entire hours to do, these episodes achieve in mere minutes."

- IndieWire / Steve Greene, November 17, 2020

project: WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS

"Intriguing... unusual... different."

- New York Times / Margaret Lyons, February 18, 2021


"SUPERVILLAIN is a cautionary tale for the social media age."

- The Gate / Andrew Parker, February 19, 2021

project: SUPERVILLAIN

"TOO FUNNY TO FAIL is a rare thing: a movie about comedy that is, itself, actually funny."

- THE NEW YORKER / Ian Crouch, October 23, 2017

project: TOO FUNNY TO FAIL

"TOO FUNNY TO FAIL is entertaining and enlightening from beginning to end."

- NPR's "Fresh Air" / David Bianculli, October 19, 2017

project: TOO FUNNY TO FAIL

"MULLY is a powerful, focused documentary whose turns will surprise..."

- Los Angeles Times / Kimber Meyers, October 26, 2017

project: MULLY

"I've rarely seen a film quite like it. It has a point to make but no axe to grind...It takes no cheap shots at all."

- Roger Ebert / EBERT'S TOP TEN DOCUMENTARIES OF 2009

project: WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH KANSAS?

"MULLY refrains from preachiness. Mr. Mully’s actions speak for themselves, and his robust personality makes him a pleasure to listen to."

- New York Times / Ken Jaworoski, October 26, 2017

project: MULLY

"JESUS TOWN is cheekily entertaining...like a factual Napoleon Dynamite."

- The Globe and Mail / Liam Lacey, April 23, 2015

project: JESUS TOWN, USA

"BEHIND THE MASK is a triumph of mascot storytelling... It is brilliantly told, and should clean up come awards time."

- Los Angeles Times / Houston Mitchell, Oct 29, 2013

project: BEHIND THE MASK

"BEHIND THE MASK doesn’t just match the quality of regular television and cable programing, it surpasses it."

- Forbes / Mark Hughes, October 29, 2013

project: BEHIND THE MASK

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