Alex Withers

Alex Withers

Director / Assistant DirectorLondon, United Kingdom
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Alex Withers

Alex Withers

Director / Assistant DirectorLondon, United Kingdom
About me
I’m a writer and director working in short films and beginning to develop ideas for my first feature. My latest short film, a horror/drama entitled 'Dead Quiet', premiered online on Directors Notes in December 2020. My previous short drama ‘Butterfly’ screened at the 14th London Short Film Festival in 2017 and was fortunate enough to win the award for Best Foreign Language Film at the Ningbo Int. Film Festival in 2018 in China, among other festivals awards and nominations. When not making my own work, I freelance as an Assistant Director among other roles in the industry here and there, which I hope all feeds back into my creative process. I have been a member of BFI Network x BAFTA Crew for 2019-20.
Projects credited in
  • Beasts of Balance Promotional Film
    Beasts of Balance Promotional FilmBeasts of Balance is an app centred board game which combines the action of physically stacking creaturs on top of each other and watching them come to life on screen. I was involved in making their promotional film for 2018
  • The Tree
    The TreeReeling from the recent death of their widower father, we join older brother, James and younger sister Yasmin on the day that they have to empty the boxes from his old place of work - a mouldy, dilapidated old burger van, a distant memory of his road-home and place of pride. Now alone except for each other, both are dealing with the paternal loss with varying degrees of despair, anger and remorse and are forced to confront their past emotions together, where they belong and how they cope with i
Work history
    1st Assistant DirectorFreelance
    United KingdomFreelance
    Experienced and effective 1st/2nd Assistant Director with multiple credits over features, commercials, music promos and shorts. From smaller guerilla-style productions with complex transport orders to full production units and large numbers of cast, I am well-versed in working closely within a production team to support and understand the needs of crew, deliver shooting days on-schedule and maintain a smooth, efficient and safe process throughout prep and production. My experience includes working with stunt performers, underwater shoots, child performers, replica weapons, intimate scenes, camera vehicles, vehicle stunts, drone shoots.
  • Shoot Management
  • Planning
  • Directing Shoots
  • Pre Production
  • Crew Management
  • Scheduling
  • Adaptability
  • Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Listening
    BA (Hons) Film Production - First Class HonoursUniversity of Derby
    Derby, United Kingdom