Alexa was born in Munich and raised in Hamburg, Germany. She expressed an early interest in the dramatic arts by writing love intrigues and producing space travel audio plays that involved her and her best friend’s large family of Barbie dolls. She also enjoyed directing her friends in Dracula scenes on the community lawn.
Today Alexa writes and directs for film, TV, and new media.
She is currently writing prime-time drama for German broadcaster ZDF, directing commercials, and developing two feature film projects to direct, as well as an international prime cable series set in her native Hamburg at the end of the 19th century.
From October 2010 to April 2014 Alexa has been the multimedia producer at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, where she created more than 90 video episodes that were used across multiple platforms. In 2006 Alexa’s award winning documentary début WEEKEND WARRIORS was theatrically released in Germany. Documentary TROPICAL AMSTERDAM, filmed in Sri Lanka, released in 2011 was followed by READY.SET.ART!, a SWR/ARTE commission, about Olympic Art and the interaction of athletics, art, and politics. Her latest documentary OUR LOST SONS, USA| D 2014, looks at the impact of gang violence on the mothers.
A 2013 graduate from UCLA Extensions feature film writing certificate program, Alexa was a participant of Documentary Campus Masterschool in 2007, and received her diploma in film directing at CECC film school in Barcelona. Additional post graduate studies at EICTV in Cuba have been supported by a scholarship from the Carl Duisberg Society.
Alexa’s multifaceted career has spanned multiple formats and countries, including film and theater work, documentary and fiction. A dual citizen US/Germany, Alexa is fluent in German, English, and Spanish. She is a member of the Writers Guild in Los Angeles and the German Directors Guild.