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Alex Hammond

Alexandria Hammond is the product of a Mexican mother, an American father, and a childhood filled with art, travel and lots of movie watching. Born in New York City, she and her family traveled the world over. While touring the Giza Pyramids at age 9, Alex had her first experience with a camera. She would quickly be promoted to the role of Family videographer.

After studying Film Production at the California Institute of the Arts and New York University, Alex received her BFA from CalArts in 2002. During this time, she created several short films which screened at The Raindance Film Festival in London, The New York Film & Video Festival, and The Director's View Film Festival. Her short, SPRINGTIME FOR MARY, won Best Dark Comedy at the 2003 New York International Film/Video Festival.

Today, Alex has returned to New York City to work as freelance editor and cinematographer. She has shot and editied various music videos, short humanitarian documentaries, Seeing Red: A Joureny Into the Moral Divide, and Educated In Oregon, as well as editing for the MTVU Channel. Most recently, she was the cinematographer for Celebrity: Tales of Dominick Dunne, directed by Australian director Kristy De Garis, and premiering this summer at the Melbourne Film Festival.

Since 2006, Alex has been traveling to Haiti with cinematographer/friend Eric Lahey, shooting STRANGE THINGS, a feature documentary about street boys in Cap-Haitian. This was her directoral debut.