Alex Wu

Writer, Editor and Director

 

Alex Wu is an award-winning Australian filmmaker, based in Melbourne, Australia. The son of Chinese immigrants, Alex was born and raised in Canberra, Australia, where at the age of seventeen, he made his first short film on Super 8mm, ‘Compass’ (2011), a western that went on to win the Audience Choice Award at the 2011 Canberra Short Film Festival and top prize at the 2011 Leonid Film Awards.

In 2013, Alex moved to Melbourne to study at the Victorian College of the Arts School of Film and Television, with his graduating film ‘Motown’ (2015) the result of the culmination of three years of writing, directing and editing a number of short films during his studies, whilst finding international success in the film festival circuit.

His films have explored themes of identity, memory, relationships, and other facets of the subjective human experience: not only through narrative but also through challenging the cinematic norms of the medium itself in order to engage audiences at a deeper, emotional level. He continues to challenge himself, working in a diverse range of filmmaking genres including drama, comedy, animation, essay film, and documentary. 

 

Filmography

Awards:

Byron Bay International Film Festival 2015

Nominated for Best Young Australian Filmmaker

Official Selection:

Byron Bay International Film Festival 2015

Silk Road Film Festival 2015

Imago Film Festival 2015

National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY) 2015

St Kilda Film Festival 2015

Student Art Festival 2015

Edmonton International Film Festival 2015

Square Lake Film and Music Festival 2015

 

 

Official Selection:

Toronto International Film and Video Awards 2015

Toronto Student Film Festival 2015

Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema 2015

LA Indie Film Festival 2014

Willoughby Short Film Festival 2014

 

Official Selection:

ATOM Student Film Awards 2012

Canberra Short Film Festival 2012

 

 

Official Selection:

Shepparton Short Film Festival 2012

Leonid Film Awards 2011

Canberra Short Film Festival 2011

 

 

FREIGHT TRAIN (2014)

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BENEATH THE COTTON CLOUDS (2014)

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LOVE LIES (2012)

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COMPASS (2011)

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