THE STORY ARCHITECT
Building Stories Together.
An MFA graduate of UCLA’s prestigious Producer’s Program, Alexandra Creswick was most recently Vice President of Development & Production for Paradox Studios. While there she oversaw the company’s entire development slate, consisting of both film and TV projects, and was responsible for sourcing new material and talent, overseeing projects in all states of production, and evaluating preexisting IP for adaptation from sister company AMBI Films’ extensive library. While at Paradox she was an Associate Producer on Mark Steven Johnson’s Finding Steve McQueen, and the Development & Production Executive on Black Butterfly and Trading Paint.
Previously, they learned the intricacies of foreign financing and film markets as Creative Director for John Ptak's Arsenal Films, liaising closely with Untitled Entertainment. From there she moved to BiFrost Pictures as Director of Development, serving as the development executive on several projects including Paul Bettany’s directorial debut Shelter, starring Jennifer Connelly and Anthony Mackie, and Don Cheadle’s Miles Ahead, on which she also served as an Associate Producer.
She has produced numerous short films and the hit webseries School of Thrones and Muzzled the Musical. Her short film Emit, starring Heroes alum Jack Coleman, has been well received at many film festivals, including SciFi London, NBCU’s Diversity Showcase, Fantasia International Film Festival, and aired on PBS as part of their 2014 Shorts Showcase. In 2021, they shot the incredibly poignant short film Weak, written and directed by JS Mayank, starring Katherine Castro and Bridget Reagan. Look for it on the festival circuit in 2022!
In 2019, Alex produced their first indie feature film The Blackout, a heartwarming semi-improvised story about community and connection written and directed by Daniela de Carlo and starring an incredible, diverse cast of up-and-coming talent. It was acquired and released by Gravitas on Amazon Prime in 2020. Watch it today!
Alex is currently an independent development consultant and creative physical producer under her banner Thornback Productions, and looking forward to hearing how we might be able to work together!
STRATEGIC ASSESSMENT & PLANNING
Up to a 90-minute phone call discussing your project's viability within the current marketplace, sales potential, and strategies for success. Will assess sales materials up to 10 pages, such as a pitch deck or brief pitch doc.
An in-depth analysis of your feature or pilot. You'll receive a set of Headline notes identifying issues and suggesting possible fixes. Fee includes a wrap up call to go over all notes and answer any questions.
SENSITIVITY READING & DIVERSITY EDITING
Similar to the concept of hiring real doctors to consult on a medical show, Sensitivity Readers can offer insights in culture and world building that can help writers ensure characters from marginalized or unique backgrounds are represented authentically, fairly, and without falling into stereotype.
PICK MY BRAIN!
Unsure about something? Trying to figure out where to start? Got writer's block? Just want to pick my brain about a specific topic or bounce ideas off one another? It's one of my favorite things to do! Day and hourly rates available.
Please contact me for availability and include as many pertinent details as possible such as: proposed dates, budget, script, and any attachments.
If you're a short form or small shoot looking for a certified COVID compliance officer and/or affordable rapid testing for your crew, please reach out!
Top Sheets and Preliminary budgets for indie and short form content.
Alex is an insider with deep industry experience and creative insight. An accomplished producer, writer & developer, Alex balances the uniqueness of a script with the demands of the industry and the needs of an audience in ways that improve all. Alex is savvy and sensitive and brings tremendous value to the process and the final results.
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LET'S BUILD YOUR STORY TOGETHER!