Since 2006, Alexander Freeman has been writing, producing, directing and editing various films, including narratives and documentaries. Alexander, who was born with cerebral palsy, made his directorial debut in 2008 with an adaptation of The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe starring Paul Horn (Gone Baby Gone). Alexander was one of only three disabled filmmakers selected internationally for the Very Special Arts 2010 AFI-Discovery Channel SILVERDOCS Apprenticeship program for his work as writer, co-producer, co-director and editor of I Care: A Documentary About Independent Living, which premiered at the 2013 Picture…This Film Festival. Alexander’s film Meet Annabelle premiered at the 2011 Arlington International Film Festival and screened at the 2012 Picture…This Film Festival. Alexander’s documentary The Last Taboo was awarded BEST SCREENPLAY at the 2013 BOSIFEST and was chosen for Official Selection at the 2013 10th European Film Festival: Integration You and Me. The Last Taboo has also been featured in publications such as WBUR/NPR, My Sex Professor, ABC NEWS, The Berkshire Eagle, Under The Covers Magazine and is being used by multiple universities and organizations. Alexander has worked as the Assistant Editor for award-winning documentary filmmaker Robbie Leppzer of Turning Tide Productions and is the Founder and President of OUTCAST PRODUCTIONS, which is devoted to telling thought-provoking stories on disability, sexuality, identity, race and poverty that encourage social action. Alexander is also author of the book More Than A Chair: A Collection of Memoirs and Poetry from 2006 to 2012. Alexander is currently enrolled at Emerson College where he studies Film Production with a concentration in Directing.
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