Alexandre O. Philippe

Born and raised in Geneva, Switzerland, Alexandre holds an MFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. He has directed several narrative and documentary shorts, including LEFT, THE SPOT and INSIDE, which screened at over 70 international film festivals, and won a slew of awards. LEFT was the first film in history to have been recorded, edited and mixed at 192kHz/24-­‐bit for Dolby’s new process of lossless encoding in TrueHD 5.1 surround sound technology, and was honoured by the Akira Kurosawa Foundation in Japan. THE PEOPLE vs. GEORGE LUCAS is his third feature documentary, after CHICK FLICK (about Colorado’s own Mike the Headless Chicken) and EARTHLINGS, a corky and stylish examination of the Klingon language phenomenon. He was also Second Unit Director on Dirk Simon’s WHEN THE DRAGON SWALLOWED THE SUN (, which premiered at the 2010 Santa Barbara International Film Festival, won three Movie Maverick Awards, and is currently on the festival circuit.

Alexandre is Creative Director and Co-­‐Owner of Denver-­‐based Cinema Vertige (, and his most recent commissioned work for the City of Denver garnered four Heartland Emmy Awards. He has many upcoming projects up his sleeve, including a feature Western, several short and feature documentaries, and is currently directing the official documentary about Paul the Psychic Octopus.