Alex Haney is a writer and director drawn to genre-bending stories about misfits, rebels, and adventurers. His short films have gone to over 50 film festivals and won over two dozen awards including a Wonderland Award from the Lewis Carroll Society of North America and Best Family Film at the Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival. Alex is a graduate of the USC School of Cinematic Arts in Film and TV Production. Raised in a multicultural family, he is passionate about stories and characters through which we find commonality in spite of our differences. In his current projects, he continues to explore new worlds, distinctive characters, and unexpected journeys.
Magical realism LGBT drama, 2017 Directed & Written by Alex Haney, USC School of Cinematic Arts
When his bathroom mirror reflection begins to separate from him, a mixed race queer teen must navigate a landscape of identity and change before living visions of his internal battle threaten to tear his world apart.
Diversity in Cannes Showcase 2017
FROSTBITE International Indie Fest October 2017
Oscar-qualifying Calgary International Film Festival 2017
Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival 2017
BAFTA-recognized Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2017
The Night Bell
Psychological thriller/horror, 2018 Directed by Alex Haney, USC School of Cinematic Arts
After boldly leaving her abusive husband in 1945, a determined young nurse secures a job in a hospital morgue. However, she soon realizes that her escape might have led her into an even worse situation.
Action Latinx Life Showcase 2018
NFFTY National Film Festival for Talented Youth 2018
Cannes Short Film Corner Market 2018
Mental health / anxiety PSA, 2017 Directed & Co-Written by Alex Haney
What would it feel like to look inside the mind of someone having an anxiety attack? Overwhelmed by calls from work, endless homework, and a nagging friend, a college student does everything to hold it together as the pressure gets too intense to handle.
Creative Minds in Berlin Showcase 2017
Alternative Film Festival Winter Edition 2017
Carmel International Film Festival 2017
Short anti-bullying drama, 2017 Directed & Written by Alex Haney
A teenager struggles to find courage when a death threat sends shockwaves through her family and school.
Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival
Irvine Film Festival
Sedona International Film Festival
Accolade Global Film Competition November 2017
Short mockumentary comedy, 2012 Directed & Written by Alex Haney
Tara, a teenager who dreams of a successful future in business, must manage the school Bookstore for one day, dealing with her preoccupied employees and the craziness that gets in the way of her ambitions.