Alex Jones

Student and Director in Charlottesville, VA

Alex Jones

Student and Director in Charlottesville, VA

I'm a student graduating from the University of Virginia in May 2016, aspiring to produce film. I studied abroad at Trinity College in Dublin for the fall of 2014.

I currently serve as a Research Assistant on a book about women photographers and feminist aesthetics as well as in the office of the head of Arts Administration, doing administrative work.

I am the writer/director/cinematographer/editor of the short film Flight of the Finch, which was finished March 2016. Prior to that, my film credits included Co-Producing another short film, Farewell Old Stringy, which played at four festivals across the country.

Also this year, I've served as an Assistant Mentor with Light House Studios, teaching basic film skills to elementary school students.

For summer 2016, I interned at Big Beach (NY), writing coverage and assisting with administrative tasks. I also worked as a Development and Special Programs intern at the Watermill Center (NY).

Both Summer 2014 and Spring 2015, I interned for Amoeba Films. At Amoeba Films, have gained first-hand experience learning what it is like to work for a film production company - from the shooting to the editing to the administrative work. My biggest project was editing a local feature film, which premiered at the 2015 Virginia Film Festival. In 2016, I served as Programming Manager for HackCville, working to plan and administrate events that involve the community and student body in the intersection of creativity and innovation and plan events that provide and enhance value for our community of members. For the 2013-2014 school year, I also interned with Action Center for Entrepreneurs (ACE). For ACE, I worked on the creation and implementation of marketing strategy as well as social media marketing. I also wrote the website blog.

In Spring 2014, I worked to found the journalistic arm of HackCville, now known as the Pioneer. That semester, I served as Operations Manager for what was then called HackCville Media, where I organized and distributed projects, as well as produced them. I was also the face of This Week at HackCville, which can be found at hackcvillemedia.com.

  • Education
    • University of Virginia