ALEX DAVIS-LAWRENCE is a filmmaker based in Los Angeles. He is an executive producer of the upcoming horror film SINKHOLE, produced by Jordan Peele and starring Issa Rae, which he developed from Leyna Krow’s short story of the same name. Other projects in development include a feature based on Andrew Maynard’s short story “Take Your Son to Work Day” (as co-writer and executive producer), and a horror adaptation from Eli Roth (details to be announced).

Past projects include co-producing a short film based on the video game series UNCHARTED, directed by Allen Ungar and starring Nathan Fillion and Stephen Lang, and producing Mario Pena’s short sci-fi film THE BOOK OF JOE, which premiered at the Seattle International Film Festival.

Alex has produced, shot, and edited documentary projects for institutions like the Kellogg Foundation, the ACLU, and Storm King Art Center; advertisements for brands like Adobe, Visa, Microsoft, Coca Cola, and Undefeated; music videos for artists like Joji, Hellogoodbye, and Jackson Wang; and live performances by artists like Nas, John Legend, and Biz Markie. He edited Guapdad 4000’s album film STOOP KID, directed by Jason Ano, and shot and edited a long-form documentary on rave fashion for Insomniac.

Under the pseudonym WATCHTAPES, Alex has made music videos, installations, and live visuals for labels like 100% Electronica, Chewing Foil, and OBEY Records; published independent print projects, including the zine 変態「HENTAI」1987 – 1998 and the coffee table book I Like To Watch: XXX VHS Covers 1980-1999; released two visual albums on VHS (Adult Viewing Materials 001 with Condina Records, and where are you? with Video Arena); and directed the music video for Lealani’s “Lonely Stars.”

Born and raised in Seattle, Alex is the co-founder and creative director of Moss, a literary journal of writing from the Pacific Northwest. In print since 2014, Moss has been praised by outlets like LitHubLos Angeles Review of Books, and Seattle Weekly, which described the journal as being “at the vanguard of Northwest literature.”

Alex graduated from Amherst College with honors in American Studies and English, with a concentration in Film and Media Studies.

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