From being a student of SFX Green Herald International School, to graduating from the New York Film Academy; from training under Bollywood Guru Kishore Namit Kapoor to training under the skillful and poised Mira Nair, Alex McKenzie's story is nothing short of a wonder and it keeps getting better.
“Filmmaking, for me, happened when I decided to move a step forward from photography. Like photography, it was a hobby at first. Every time I took a photograph, I wanted to tell a story with it. So I decided to move from one frame to 24 frames per second,” says Alex.
Alex gets most of his inspiration from his father. And when he had the support of his family, there was no stopping him from reaching his goal. “He always told me that he wanted me to do something different, something that will be exciting and also something he can be proud of. He is the reason I went into the field, and I love it very much. Now, I can never really imagine myself sitting in a cubicle and doing a 9 to 5 job. I always wanted something more,” adds Alex.
Currently working as a Managing Partner in an entertainment company in Mumbai, Alex is gaining all the experience he can from Bollywood, with industry professionals working as his partners. Alex's role in the media doesn't just stop at filmmaker. “I'd rather say I'm an Entertainment Entrepreneur as well-- managing celebrities, endorsements, live events, sports, television and film. I am and love being involved in all these sectors.”
Preparations are in progress for a Bollywood celebrity talk that Alex is presently involved with. This particular show will be his Bollywood directorial debut.
Already having the experience of working with different companies and artistes previously on various themes and projects-- from musicians and actors to corporations such as Standard Chartered Bank, British American Tobacco and more, Alex has only one plan for the future- to keep moving forward!
“I'm only as good as my next move. From moving to Mumbai and venturing into the world of Bollywood, I am always striving to be better than I was yesterday,” says Alex.