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Los Angeles, California, United States
I have always loved telling stories. Whether it be the wild tales I weaved for my friends in elementary school or the short stories I wrote in middle school, I grew up trying to find ways to bring new realities to the world. And when I discovered the art of filmmaking, I knew the career I wanted to pursue.
In my second year of high school, I made "Bookstore," a mockumentary comedy which was screened at 37 film festivals and received 16 awards, including "Judges Favorite," "Best Narrative Film," and "Achievement in Directing." The following year, I filmed "Charity," an anti-bullying drama that I wrote and directed. I also co-founded the Stop Bullying Foundation as a way to help address this important issue. With the Foundation, I helped to raise over $10,000 for the film on crowdfunding platform Indiegogo. I care very much about using my films to create a positive impact on society, and anti-bullying is one of the issues I will passionately champion throughout my career.
I study Film & Television Production at the University of Southern California with an Entertainment Industry minor. At USC, I am a member of Delta Kappa Alpha, the professional coeducational cinema fraternity. I am a member of several honor societies both in and out of USC, including the Thematic Option Honors Program at USC, MENSA, and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. I have interned at the Odyssey Theater helping cast a production, and at Whitewater Productions, where I did script coverage and created content for and spread the word about their new release. Both in and out of the internship setting, I always make sure to do the best possible job I can to help my collaborators or employer realize their vision.
I want to bring films of all genres to the world that connect with audiences in new ways, and I am so excited to be a part of that process in any way I can. You can find out more and view my projects at AlexHaney.com, and contact me at AlexHaney.com/Contact/.