|Alexis O. Korycinski is an award-winning filmmaker with a penchant for raw, human stories. She has directed narrative and documentary films and has written a guest post for Indiewire: “Here’s Why Female-Driven Films Are Important Right Now.”
Alexis’s first directing project after attending Syracuse University was one of passion: “Defining Beauty: Ms. Wheelchair America,” narrated by Katey Sagal. “Defining Beauty” premiered at the Newport Beach Film Festival in 2011 and garnered the Audience Award for Best Documentary as well as numerous awards in other festivals.
Alexis went on to produce documentaries for History, TLC, Travel Channel and Reelz Channel. As part of AFI’s Directing Workshop for Women, Alexis recently directed “The Haircut,” starring Bailey Noble (True Blood) and Molly Quinn (Castle), which premiered at AFI FEST. The Film has been selected for 35 film festivals and has garnered The Grand Jury Prize and Best Director Award at the 2015 Seattle Shorts Film Festival, Best U.S. Short Film and The Chimaera Project Award for Best Short Film at the 2015 Catalina Film Festival, Made In California Best Short Film Award Presented by The California Film Commission at the 2015 Newport Beach Film Festival.
Alexis received The Caucus for Producers, Writers & Directors Foundation Grant, Creative District Grant, Impact First Films Grant and the Panavision New Filmmaker Program. Alexis is currently developing “The Haircut” into a feature length script called “The Point.” Alexis participated with “The Point” as a Clinic Fellow in the 2015 Sundance Female Filmmakers Initiative Financing Intensive.