As Cinematographer, Alex recently completed the web series SUSANELAND with collaborators Susane Lee and Andrew Olsen. The project will premiere as part of the Indie Episodic Section at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.
WORLD PREMIERE: Tuesday, January 23rd, 6:30 pm
The Ray, Park City
2nd Screening: Wednesday, January 24, 12PM
Park Avenue Theatre, Park City
3rd Screening: Friday, January 26, 6:00 pm
Broadway Centre Cinema 6, SLC
RECENT WORK IN CINEMATOGRAPHY
MAGNOLIA MEMOIR - Music Video
GREAT HARVEST BREAD COMPANY - Commercial
Alex, as a director, was the 2010 winner of the Avery Crounse award, "given to filmmakers that have captured a certain visual artistry in their work, where a film becomes more than just telling a story, it has become a visual poem."
Wid Winner & the Slipstream was specifically chosen "because of the richness of the cinematography, the visual character of the actors, and the overall consistency of story and technique.” The film went on to win 5 “best of” awards at various festivals and Alex was nominated for best director and best screenplay at multiple festivals and events.
Alex was also part of a trio of directors consisting of Hector Luis Bustamante and Jeremy Rush that directed the ambitious web-series “Caribe Road.” Caribe Road was nominated for Best Dramatic Web series by the prestigious Imagen Awards in 2012. In 2013, they were nominated once again and WON for Best Drama.
SHORT FILM: NO ROAD TO FOLLOW / DIR.JERMY RUSH / SUPER16mm
"WID WINNER & THE SLIPSTREAM” - 2010
Alex completed his first film in 2010, “Wid Winner & the Slipstream.” With a borrowed station wagon, a thermos full of Tang, and an Aaton Super16mm camera, he and the cast traversed the U.S. from California to Kentucky… and they did it twice. Along the way Alex did his best to capture images that examine one's own idea of potential, the grace found in redemption, and the memory of those we have left behind.
“Wid Winner & the Slipstream” played at over 35 film festival nationwide and won both critic and audience awards at multiple festivals.
2TON BRIDGE ALBUM RELEASE - 2016
Alex sat down with collaborator/musician Alexander Wright
(2 Ton Bridge) to hear a song from his new album.
(Shot & Directed by Alex O. Gaynor)
CINESTORY RETREAT - 2014
Alex was asked to observe and document a screenwriting retreat with some of the industry's best writers, agents, and producers and create a series of Cinestory Retreat Clips to showcase this unique experience.
“CARIBE ROAD” - WEB SERIES - 2011-2013
Alex shot & directed various episodes and helped establish the style of this ambitious web-series alongside Helu Films. The frenetic camera work and naturalistic storytelling are inspired by showrunner Hector Luis Bustamante’s days on The Shield and Southland. For three years in a row (2012-2014) CARIBE ROAD was nominated for BEST WEB SERIES: DRAMA by the Annual IMAGEN Awards, winning in 2013.