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Alex Chandon

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Biography

Alex has always loved films and film-making. As a young boy he made plasticine animation films on a super 8mm cine camera, inspired by the fantasy films he loved the most. As a teenager he made no-budget horror films with splattery gore effects, inspired by Sam Raimi and Peter Jackson's early gore films. To earn money he worked as a model-maker (art department) for films and television. But he never stopped making his own films. In 1997, he teamed up with fellow dangerous filmaker, Josh ( The Frat Shack/Wild Weekend/ Perv Parlour)Collins, and wrote and directed his first feature film, PERVIRELLA. Shot on super 16mm this low-budget steam-punk-sex-comedy featured cameos from Jonathan Ross and Mark Lamarr... and literally hundreds of model/miniature/effects shots. Created the 'old fashioned' way... with no computer graphics or enhancements.
The cult success of PERVIRELLA led directly to Alex meeting Dani Filth, lead singer of black-metal band CRADLE OF FILTH. Alex wrote, directed and edited the bands first three defining music promos. This led in turn to the production of Alex's second feature film, CRADLE OF FEAR (2001). This low-budget horror anthology film was a real labour of love for Alex who wrote, directed and did the picture and sound effects and music edits. It has since achieved a certain cult noteriety.
In the 3 years that followed Alex directed more music promos, wrote numerous treatments and redecorated numerous houses.
In 2005, inspired by his friends film THE EEL, he decided to teach himself how to master After Effects; and the resulting project, which took months to
complete, became BORDERLINE (2006).

Project Development

I hope to make a scary short as an expirement in hi-res DV. It might be a dark version of BORDERLINE!
Have just completed a rough first draft of a film I wanted to make 3 years ago! Will be seeking funding and help... is it you?
Am thinking of writing a spooky kids film. For kids... not about 'spooky kids'! Although it could be...
Have other projects in my very full mind too.

Influences

Some of my fave films in no particular order: LIVING IN OBLIVION, JAWS, GOOD FELLAS, EVIL DEAD 2, DAWN OF THE DEAD (1979), THE WARRIORS, ONG-BAK, OLD BOY, CKY2K, WITHNAIL AND I, RAISING ARIZONA, HALLOWEEN
I am so inspired by Chris Morris' dark comedy; BRASSEYE and JJJJJJJJAAAAAAAAAMMMMMMMMMMMM.

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Films (1)

Films that I've worked on

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