Alex Gravenstein has made films since the wee age of 12 when his dad brought home Final Cut Pro. After a bit of experimentation in film, he pursued theater for his fondness of the stage. Remaining in theater for the next decade, he performed in a series of Shakespeare plays, musicals and other works.
Even while studying for his bachelors of mechanical engineering at McGill University in Montreal, Qc., Alex always made time for a few plays a year. T'wasn't until nearing the end of his bachelor's, concomitant to his minor in psychology, that he returned to his interest in film. Flying head-long and neck-deep, he explored various aspects of production, primarily: acting, camera work, editing, directing, VFX, and sound.
One of his films he co-directed, called “The Roommate," became the first-ever out-of-Toronto contender to win the Toronto Urban Film Festival's “Viewers’ Choice Award”. His last three play performances were Lanford Wilson’s Burn This, Ellie Chartier’s translation of Charles Roburn’s Le Petit Prince selon Machiavel, and The Birthday Party by Harold Pinter. And then there was Battle Jar.