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Spotlight on ‘Gretel and Hansel’ filmmaker Alex Preston


Alex Preston is an Emmy-nominated, award-winning producer, writer and director.

In addition to Gretel and Hansel: A New Musical, his filmmaking credits include the short film The Last Gift (2020, director/editor/writer), Artists Unite (2020, editor),  the short Painted (2018, director/editor/writer), Wake Up (2018, producer), the short film #Slap (2018/producer), the short film The Flipside (2018, producer/writer), the short Out (2017, director/producer/editor/writer), the short Good Girl Winnie Foster (2017, director/producer/editor/writer), the short Greenlight (2017, director/producer/editor/writer), the short Touch & Go (2017, editor), the short film Stray (2016, director/producer/editor/writer), the short Santa Stakeout (2016, director/producer/editor/writer), the short Elephant in the Room (2016, editor), the short Bully (2016, director/producer/editor/writer), the music video Badhorse: Bad Girl (2016, director/producer/editor/writer), the video short Yesterday Comin’ (2016, director/producer/editor/writer), the short film The Trade (2016/executive producer), the video short Perfect Machine (2015, director/producer/editor/writer), Look Alike (2015, director/producer/editor/writer), the short The Message (2012, editor) and the short film The Simple Life (2011, director/editor). Alex was recognized by the National Academy of Film and Television Sciences (The EMMYs) Southeast at the 2018 Student Production Awards for his direction of the music video Good Girl Winnie Foster.

Preston’s acting credits include Billy’s Friend in Truth Seekers: The Music of Souls (filming), Masquerade Party Goer in Bach from the Dead (post-production), Lynch Mob Leader in the short film Through Her Eyes (2020), Mary’s voice in the short The Petting Zoo (2016), a clumsy arcade gamer in Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip (2015), victim in the short Ripe for Murder (2014), a townsperson in A Madea Christmas (2013) and Sushi Guy in +1 (2013).

Alex’s passion for film first emerged as a child. He began film editing at age 10, making home movies and holding a camera whenever he could. His first job as a television editor and camera operator came during Alex’s sophomore year of high school, at age 15. He graduated from high school two years later.

Alex has a Bachelor’s of Arts in Media Studies and Theatre from Mercer University (2013)  and a Master of Fine Arts in Film and Television from the  Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)(2019).

Alex was honored to be a Juror for the 2018 Atlanta Jewish Film Festival. Alex was a Filmmaker Liaison for the 2017 Atlanta Film Festival.

May 14, 2022

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