Creating a film is like sharing a dream come to life
Alexandra Velasco is an award-winning writer/director from Mexico City living in Los Angeles.
Her work is a mix of horror, comedy and drama. Alexandra harnesses her background as a visual artist and designer to create feminist art house genre films infused with social commentary through the exploration of internal conflict.
Her films and music videos have screened at museums, galleries and festivals worldwide.
Her first narrative film "The First of The Free Girls" was awarded Best Narrative Short at Women's Voices Now, Jury Selection at the Les Femmes Underground Film Festival and Best Cinematography at the Moonfaze Feminist Film Festival. In addition Alexandra was nominated for Best New Artist at the renowned Berlin Fashion Film Festival.
She has directed music videos and tour visuals for indie artists in both Mexico and the United States and was director of branded content for Sunstock Solar Festival, LA's only 100% solar-powered music and arts fest.
Alexandra is passionate about making filmmaking accessible to everyone and leads an experimental film workshop at the School of the Alternative in North Carolina. She is currently in pre-production for her short film Becoming (El Devenir) based on the true story of a former Mexican president who "accidentally" killed his nanny as a child.
  • Director (8 Credits)
    Catching Up with Alexandra
    Experimental
    Madd4_U2021
    Short
    The Seventh Circle2021
    Experimental, Short
    Mimi Tempestt - Rough Diamond Double Feature2019
    Music Video
    The Choices We Make2019
    Short
    Period Piece2018
    Experimental
    Daily Orange Juice2015
    Experimental
    The First of the Free Girls2014
    Short
  • Writer (5 Credits)
    Madd4_U2021
    Short
    The Seventh Circle2021
    Experimental, Short
    The Choices We Make2019
    Short
    Daily Orange Juice2015
    Experimental
    The First of the Free Girls2014
    Short
  • Producer (1 Credit)
    The Seventh Circle2021
    Experimental, Short
  • Acting (1 Credit)
    Madd4_U2021
    Short
Best Narrative Short Prize
The First of the Free Girls
Women's Voices Now
2018
Nominated for Best Comedic Short
The First of the Free Girls
Best of Awards - New Filmmakers Los Angeles
Los Angeles
2017
Jury Selection
The First of the Free Girls
Les Femmes Underground Film Festival
Los Angeles
2016
Best Cinematography
The First of the Free Girls
Moonfaze Feminist Film Festival
Los Angeles
2016
Nominated for Best New Artist
The First of the Free Girls
Berlin Fashion Film Festival
Berlin
College
Parsons the New School for Design
BFA in Communication Design
20072011
Birth Date
March 6, 1989
Birth City
Mexico City
Current City
Los Angeles
Gender
Female
Ethnicity
Hispanic
Eye Color
Brown
Zodiac Sign
Pisces
Creating a film is like sharing a dream come to life