Alex Haney is a writer and director drawn to genre-bending stories about misfits, rebels, and adventurers. His short film, “Iconoclast,” a psychological drama about a queer, mixed-race teen coming to terms with his identity, received 6 awards including a Wonderland Award from the Lewis Carroll Society of North America and screened at 36 festivals including Outfest Los Angeles, the Oscar-qualifying Calgary International Film Festival, the Diversity in Cannes Showcase, and the BAFTA-recognized Aesthetica Short Film Festival. “Break,” Alex’s short drama exploring a student’s internal world as she experiences an anxiety attack, screened at the Creative Minds in Berlin Showcase as well as at the National Film Festival for Talented Youth. His short film, “Charity,” which chronicles the fallout from a high school cyberbullying incident, received 10 awards at 16 festivals including 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 narratives through which we find commonality in spite of our differences. Alex has completed a three-part YA fantasy adventure manuscript about a child who embarks across his world to defeat an alien magic and discover the secrets of his past, and a psychological science-fiction feature screenplay set in the late ‘90s about an outsider who joins a cult which believes in a long-lost higher dimension. In his current projects, he continues to explore new worlds, distinctive characters, and unexpected journeys.