Alex Meillier's diverse range of crew credits and experiences make him uniquely positioned to realise the potential of Alias Ruby Blade which will become his feature film directorial debut.
Along with his wife and artistic collaborator, Tanya Ager Meillier, Alex was Producer and Director of Photography for the film Obscene which premiered at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival. As a film editor his work can be seen in Michael Moore's Capitalism: A Love Story and the ultra-indie documentary Beijing Punk, currently making the festival rounds. Alex has directed numerous short films including the acclaimed poetry-on-film project Whatever I Was Thinking Of, a collaboration with the acclaimed poet Bob Holman.
In his work as a documentary filmmaker Alex has travelled extensively around Southeast Asia. Working for the United Nations, Alex first came to East Timor in 2005 to shoot and report stories from the field for UNTV. Based in Banda Aceh, Indonesia in 2006, Alex traveled throughout Sumatra for the United Nations Development Programme chronicling the unprecedented international response to the Boxing Day Tsunami which devastated the region.
Alex's production company has taken on a diverse range of projects including producing over fifty unique short films from around the world for The Action Center to End World Hunger, a permanent exhibition sponsored by Mercy Corps and American Express, and producing and directing the video content for the award winning website JFK50, dedicated to the legacy of the presidency of John F. Kennedy, sponsored by the JFK Library Foundation.
Alex has appeared as a guest lecturer on filmmaking and video journalism for the NYU School of Journalism, UCLA, Yale, The Learning Annex, The United States State Department International Visitor’s Program, Alliance Francaise and the Apple store Soho. Alex was Deputy Director of the New York Film Academy from 1997 to 2001.
Alex is a graduate with honors of New York University Tisch School of the Arts. Originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota he now resides in the historic Brooklyn, New York neighborhood of Fort Greene where he enjoys reading Walt Whitman and growing tomatoes on the terrace.