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Joseph F. Alexandre was born in Manhasset, NY and currently lives in Los Angeles. He is a graduate of Marquette University, with a BA majoring in Political Science. Joe has directed several shorts and no-budget features: "Psychotropic Overload", "In Hock and Staying There", and the short "Shadow Play", which stars noted stage actor and screenwriter (co-wrote Bronson film "The Evil That Men Do") John Crowther, son of legendary New York Times film critic Bosley Crowther. “In Hock…”, got indie guru John Pierson’s attention and prompted Mr. Pierson to commission, "The Real Casino", for his now defunct show Split Screen for IFC/ Bravo, where "The Blair Witch Project" and "American Movie" originated. The full- length version "Back Home Years Ago: The Real Casino" aired on Image Union, WTTW Channel 11, the Chicago PBS affiliate. It has screened in some 25 festivals worldwide and is included on the TF 1 Collector’s Edition 3 disc DVD of "Casino" in France and all French speaking territories. It was released in the U.S. on DVD with several versions, deleted scenes, and extra interview footage and is available from SRS Cinema at amazon, netflix, and Mr. Alexandre’s work has appeared on IFC, Bravo, PBS, Time-Warner cable, Moviola cable in Canada, as well as being licensed by French media giant TF 1, Delta Airlines, and Air Canada. Alexandre just signed a deal with UK based Shorts International for inclusion of “The Real Casino” to appear on itunes.

Alexandre is developing the aforementioned short film into a feature called "WiseAcre" with the attachment of Jonas Ball (”The Killing of John Lennon” and “The Objective”), and has several other scripts available. In addition to his Independent film work, he has worked on larger budgeted films like the BMW Film series, The Hire, specifically, "Ticker", which was directed by Joe Carnahan and starred Don Cheadle, Ray Liotta, and Clive Owen.
Most recently, Alexandre was commissioned by Film Engine ("Butterfly Effect" and "Lucky Number Slevin") to write a script for Carnahan to direct which has since been put in turn around.

In addition, Alexandre wrote and directed the award winning documentary, Warriors of the Discotheque: The Starck Club Documentary, that premiered at the USA Film Festival in Dallas as well as Holly Shorts, New Filmmakers, and Queer Fruits Film Festival in Australia. The film is about the notorious Starck Club (so called because it was the first major project designed by Philippe Starck in North America, it put him on the map in the US.) The Starck Club opened in Dallas in 1984 and not long after hosted the 1984 national Republican Convention in the form of a “Starcktari” party complete with baby elephant. Ironically, it was actually legal to buy MDMA aka ecstasy there, people would put it on their credit cards. The DEA stepped in and made it a category 1 drug on July 1, 1985...
Alexandre is repped by Michael Lewis & Associates and is a member of the WGA west.