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Joseph Alexandre

Joseph F. Alexandre was born in Manhasset, NY and currently lives in Los Angeles. He is a graduate of Marquette University, with a BA majoring in Political Science. Alexandre has directed several shorts and narrative and documentary features starting with Psychotropic Overload, a psychological thriller in the vein of Jodowrowsky or E. Elais Merhige. His second feature, In Hock and Staying There got indie gurus' John & Janet Pierson’s attention (Janet is currently chief executive of the SxSW Film Fest) and prompted the Piersons to commission, The Real Casino, for their show Split Screen for IFC/ Bravo, where The Blair Witch Project and American Movie originated.

The full- length version Back Home Years Ago: The Real Casino aired on Image Union, WTTW Channel 11, the Chicago PBS affiliate. It has screened in some 25 festivals worldwide and is included on the TF 1 Collector’s Edition 3 disc DVD of Casino in France and all French speaking territories. It was released in the U.S. on DVD with several versions, deleted scenes, and extra interview footage. The film has appeared on IFC, Bravo, PBS, Time-Warner cable, Moviola cable in Canada, as well as being licensed by French media giant TF 1, Delta Airlines, and Air Canada. The Real Casino is an impressionistic, de- glamorization of the Hollywood mob film.

Alexandre is developing the aforementioned short film into a feature called WiseAcre with the attachment of Jonas Ball (The Killing of John Lennon, The Blind, and The Objective), and has written several other narrative scripts, some at studio level. In addition to his Independent film work, he has worked on larger budgeted films. Alexandre was commissioned by Film Engine and New Line Cinema to write a script for Joe Carnahan to direct. Most recently, Alexandre finished a short entitled The Early Inauguration. Alexandre is currently repped by Michael Lewis & Associates and member of the WGAw.

Short film credits

Image from The Early Inauguration

The Early Inauguration

United States | Mar 2016 | 14:33
What happens when a newly elected President of the US takes office? Is he given an orientation, if you will? Is he possibly coerced or influenced to t...
Image from Warriors of the Discotheque: The Starck Club

Warriors of the Discotheque: The Starck Club

United States | Apr 2009 | 19:17
The place is the notorious Starck Club, so called because it was the first major project designed by Philippe Starck, it put him on the map in the US.
Image from Back Home Years Ago: The Real Casino

Back Home Years Ago: The Real Casino

United States | Feb 2004 | 24:19
Real Chicago gangsters formed the basis for Martin Scorsese's mob epic Casino.
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