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.
Alexa is a US citizen and has resided in Los Angeles since 2007. Her credits include prime time, female-centric drama, as well as crime teleplays for German broadcaster ZDF. Alexa has written and produced television programs in a variety of entertainment formats for broadcasters VOX, Kabel 1, ARTE, and ARD, and has written and directed TV-length documentaries for ARTE, ARD and Canal+. In 2006 Alexa’s award-winning documentary feature début WEEKEND WARRIORS was theatrically released by one of the biggest multiplex cinemas in Germany. From 2010 to 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.
A 2013 graduate from UCLA Extension 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 writes in German, English, and Spanish. She is a member of the WGA-West and the German Directors Guild.
Alexa is also a partner at schulzbismarck.com