Even before taking up political science, film and media studies at University Zurich, Switzerland, Alexander Frank worked as 1st Assistant Director and Script Supervisor for various film and television productions. In context of his practical training he studied rehearsal-techniques with Judith Weston in New York, with German director Andreas Dresen, Clown Dimitri and Keith Johnstone. He took masterclasses in story development with Robert McKee and Juliane Jessen.
In 2008 he received a scholarship for the Berlinale Talent Campus where he wrote and directed »The String Puppet«, a tale about two soldiers being confronted by a child soldier, that premiered at the 58th Berlin Film Festival and was nominated for the German Human Rights Film Award.
In 2008 Alexander worked as Staff Director at Junges Schauspielhaus (theatre) in Zurich. 2009-2012 he took a post as Resident Assistant Director at Schauspiel Frankfurt, Germany. Here, he directed Enda Walsh’s »The Small Things« as his first theatre production. In the following seasons Alexander directed »Chronicler of the Winds« by Henning Mankell at Theatre Osnabrück for audiences 10+ and the German premiere of »Liebesspiel (About Love)« by Lars Norén at Schauspiel Frankfurt. He also acted as Associate Director on the production »Lord of the Flies« in Frankfurt. Many more productions have followed since.
Currently he directs music videos and narrative works. As a writer he is developing features and series (web & TV) for Sky Germany, Bastei Media and FFP New Media.
He lives in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
Ei Gude, wie?
(aɪ guːdɛ viː – which translates to “Hello, how are you” in Hessian)