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ALEX DAVIS-LAWRENCE is a filmmaker, photographer, and creative producer based in Los Angeles. He has more than ten years of experience creating documentary-style video and photography for commercial clients and agencies, including for companies like Adobe, Visa, T-Mobile, Cisco, Coca Cola, Spotify, Dell, Microsoft, Neutrogena, and more. In addition to his advertising work, Alex has produced, shot, and edited narrative and documentary short films that have screened in festivals across the country, and has worked with major art and non-profit institutions like the Kellogg Foundation, the ACLU of Washington, and Storm King Art Center.

Born and raised in Seattle, Alex is also the co-founder of Moss, a literary journal of Pacific Northwest writing; now in its third year, Moss has been praised as being “at the vanguard of Northwest literature,” and is available in independent bookstores in New York, LA, and throughout the Northwest. Additional publishing projects include the likes of A Brief History of Magic Cards, in which a Seattle journalist chronicles the people, culture, and rich history of the Northwest’s own Magic: The Gathering, and WATCHTAPES, a multimedia art project that curates and remixes XXX VHS tapes from the 80s and 90s.

In 2017, Alex partnered with long-time collaborators Sarah Snow and Louis Sallerson (Producer / Executive Producer on 2018’s upcoming feature Slender Man) to form Third Wheel, a development and production company focused on horror and thriller films with a contemporary social and technological edge.


DOCUMENTARY-STYLE REEL (2017) // Director, shooter, producer, editor.

As a freelance filmmaker, Alex specializes in documentary-style shorts, particularly portraits and profiles of people, places, and products. His shooting and directing style is naturalistic and intimate, with a heavy emphasis on personality, story, and authenticity. The reel above includes documentary-style work for clients like HP, American Giant, Microsoft, GE, and Cisco.

COMMERCIAL REEL (2015) // Shooter, editor.

The reel above includes shooting and editing work for clients like Adobe, Visa, Spotify, Coca Cola, and Neutrogena, mostly from time in-house at MRY, a digital agency based in New York.

GEORGE CUTTS for STORM KING ART CENTER // Director, shooter, editor.

Documentary-style artist profile for Storm King Art Center, a sculpture park in New York's Hudson River Valley.

PHILIPPE'S: THE ORIGINAL for MOMENT // Director, shooter, editor.

Short documentary about Philippe's, the Los Angeles institution where the French Dip may have been invented. Shot on iPhone for Moment, a company that makes phone camera lenses.

IT PRO TESTIMONIAL for LENOVO // Director, shooter, editor.

Documentary-style testimonial promoting the Lenovo Tiny Desktop line.

JOHNNY RAY GILL for AMERICAN GIANT // Director, shooter, editor.

Documentary-style influencer profile for San Francisco-based clothing label American Giant.

MOSS: A JOURNAL OF NORTHWEST WRITING // Co-founder, editor, design & layout.

Described as being “at the vanguard of modern Northwest literature,” Moss has received praise for its beautiful design, quality writing, and sustained commitment to supporting local and emerging talent. Now in its third year, Moss has been covered by The Offing, Lit Hub, Longreads, The Rumpus, The Stranger, Seattle Weekly, City Arts, The Millions, Portland Mercury, Vol 1 Brooklyn, and more, and was nominated for a James W. Ray Venture Project Award from Artist Trust in Seattle.

“...a quality publication, with a strong editorial hand...” —Paul Constant, The Stranger

“...where place-based writing is often a buzzword, the journal provides an in-depth examination into what it means for writing to be 'Northwestern.'” —Bill Carty, City Arts

“...the perfect thing for the bookish indoor kids of the Pacific Northwest.”
—Megan Burbank, The Portland Mercury

Moss is available online, and from independent booksellers like:

Third Place Books (SEA)  •  Elliott Bay Book Company (SEA)
Phinney Books (SEA)  •  Left Bank Books (SEA)  •  Auntie's
Bookstore (Spokane)  •  Powell’s Books (PDX)  •  Broadway
Books (PDX)  •  Skylight Books (LA)  •  McNally Jackson (NYC)

A BRIEF HISTORY OF MAGIC CARDS // Publisher, editor, design & layout.

A Brief History of Magic Cards explores the people, culture, and rich history of Magic: The Gathering, the world’s first (and still most popular) collectible card game. Combining writing from Seattle’s Chris Morris-Lent with illustration, interviews, and other ephemera, A Brief History speaks to long-time fans and curious bystanders alike.

“CML taught me everything I didn’t know I needed to know about Magic. He traces the game’s history with veteran wit and a true cynic’s insight.”
—Austin Powell, Editor-in-Chief, The Daily Dot

The funding campaign and book release included buttons, stickers, and a limited-edition poster, based on art commissioned from illustrator Cassie Graus. You can find the print book online, and at independent game stores like Card Exchange, Gamma Ray Games, Uncle’s Games, Green Lake Games, The Dreaming, and Blue Highway Games in Seattle, and Alternate Universe in Los Angeles. Also available as an eBook on Amazon.


A selection of recent lifestyle, art, and documentary photos. Includes personal projects alongside work for clients like Visa, T-Mobile, and Adobe. Film and digital.

Social content for Visa 'Weekending' campaign. New York, 2014.

'3 Countries, 1 Plan' Instagram campaign for T-Mobile. Puerta Vallarta, Seattle, Vancouver B.C., 2015.
John Legend at SXSW for Visa. Texas, 2015.

Design element for Visa 'Footballentines Day' campaign. New York, 2014.

Chocolate Skateboards 20th Anniversary for Adobe. New York, 2014.

Portrait series for Whittier College. Los Angeles, 2016.