Bio/Resume

Alejandro Seri is an award-winning, bilingual screenwriter and director with a firm grasp of story telling. Alejandro started writing screenplays at the age of nineteen while attending UCLA as an Anthropology major. He left the university when he heard the call of Hollywood. With the help of ten other students, he formed Cyberpix Film School in downtown Los Angeles.

Since then, he has shot PLACEBO EFFECT, his first feature film starring Francesco Quinn (The Shield, 24, Platoon). The film won four awards while playing at the NY Independent Film Festival. In 2009, Alejandro began his transition into Television. Encouraged by his dealings with Television showrunners and writers while working as Final Draft, Inc.’s Industry Liaison, Alejandro began to focus his attention on learning more about Television production. That same year the director landed a prestigious Diversity Fellowship with NATPE. Under the guidance of Scripted mentor Carole Kirshner and Non-Scripted mentor DMA, he dove head-first into the NATPE Conference.

Alejandro is currently putting the knowledge gained to work developing features, a TV Pilot and several web series which he plans to shoot in 2010.

CONTACT:
seri@finaldraft.com

EXPERIENCE:

2010 ANIMATE YOUR PROJECT SCRIPT CONTEST WINNER
Winner of the contest with script for the animated teaser short “High Noon Moon”. Based on feature script “High Noon Moon”, co-written with Steve Scarlata. Contest sponsored by Indieporducer.net

2010 NALIP LATINO MEDIA MARKET
Selected to attend with “Final Girl”

2009 NALIP PRODUCERS LAB
Co-Writer/Director of accepted feature project, “Final Girl”.

2009 NATPE DIVERSITY FELLOWSHIP
Fellow for the 2009 year.

2009 NALIP LATINO MEDIA MARKET
Selected to attend with “Sun and Shadow”

MARKETING DIRECTOR, Final Draft, Inc.
Copywriter, Creative Director, Manager of corporate communications, Director of education outreach efforts, Manager of corporate & festival sponsorship.

MARKETING DIRECTOR, Script Magazine
Copywriter, Creative Director, Manager of corporate communications, Director of education outreach efforts, Manager of corporate & festival sponsorship.

CO-WRITER/CO-PRODUCER–in post-production
Scene by Scene: The Final Draft Tutorial Video, Corporate Training Video

DIRECTOR/SCREENWRITER/EDITOR–in post-production
Fernando, Feature-length music documentary

DIRECTOR/COPYWRITER/EDITOR
Enter to Exit, short form music documentary

DIRECTOR/EDITOR
The Change In Us, HD indie rock music video for FERNANDO
In Music We Trust Records

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER
“Dead Line” (AKA “Interference” & “Interferencia”) Horror Feature
Shot on location in Buenos Aires, Argentina for under $100,000 budget.
Released by The Asylum Home Entertainment

DIRECTOR
Placebo Effect, Independent Feature Film.
(* winner of Best Dramatic Feature, Original Script, & Cinematography Award at NY International Indie Film Festival)
Released in Laemmle Theaters & by Eclectic DVD Distribution

FILM ADVERTISING EXPERIENCE:

WAITING FOR DUBLIN
Freelance Copywriter for international theatrical trailers and promo.

NEW FILMS INTERNATIONAL
Freelance staff Copywriter for international theatrical trailers and promos. Campaigns include:
CAFFEINE; EL REY, FALL DOWN DEAD; GAMES DATING PEOPLE PLAY; SOMETHING WRONG IN KANSAS; LIVING & DYING; MARIE & BRUCE; STEEL CITY; WHEN DO WE EAT?.

INTRALINK FILM GRAPHIC DESIGN
Freelance Apprenticing as a Copywriter. Writing copy & assisting two Senior Copywriters on trailer, teaser, cell phone spots TV spot & print campaigns for major studio dramatic, horror, suspense, and action films. Campaigns include:

YOURS MINE OURS; GRIDIRON GANG; THE AMITYVILLE HORROR
HOSTAGE; SIN CITY trailer & TV spots.
BATMAN BEGINS TV spots; FREEDOMLAND print & trailer.

MARKETING SUNDANCE FILMS CLASS, UCLA EXTENSION.
Offline trailer editor & copywriter. DIE MOMMIE DIE,

EDUCATION/ORGANIZATIONS/SKILLS:

I speak/read/write fluent Spanish.

UCLA Extension Marketing & Distribution for Entertainment Certificate
Program; UCLA Undergrad (Liberal Arts); Cyberpix Film School (Screenwriting & Directing major); Janet Alhanti’s Acting Class. NALIP Member, NATPE Felllow, FIND Member.

Well versed in extreme sports. Former BMX National Champion & 2 time World Championship competitor for Team USA. Downhill bike designer for sponsor, Soul Cycles (Arizona).


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