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Alex Osman

Alexander Osman: Screenwriter & Director

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Agent:  Marinus Viktor

Contact:  +49 (0) 160 5955 631

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Alexander Osman: Screenwriter
& Director

represented by

Agent:  Marinus Viktor

Contact:  +49 (0) 160 5955 631

Alexander Osman

 

Alexander Osman, MA, is a multi-award-winning writer and director on a mission to explore the darker side of the human psyche through moving, character-driven narratives that challenge societal and cultural stereotypes with the ultimate goal of revealing the innate light in us all.

Alexander’s creative career has followed a polymathic journey beginning with success as a musician and audio engineer/producer, working with the likes of Annie Lennox, Mica Paris and Malcolm McLaren, to working as a communication design consultant and filmmaker for global brands such as Visit Britain, Jaguar Land Rover, Emirates and BBC.

Alexander now unites his wealth of experience and craft to focus on writing and directing mixed-genre short, series and feature-length narratives. With a keen eye for detail and a proven method for helping actors achieve compelling and emotive performances, his directing style displays a distinct command of the language of visual storytelling combined with an instinctive eye for the aesthetic.

Recent highlights include The Knowledge, which premiered at BIFFF in 2019 and has since screened at over 50 global festivals, receiving 19 nominations and 8 awards to date. Beneath the Surface, which premiered at Ireland’s prestigious Kinsale and screened in Berlin and at Edinburgh’s fringe. And This Little Place in Gospel Oak, a docudrama that gained wide festival recognition, including premiering at the London Independent Film Festival and Open City Docs.

 

Alexander Osman

Alexander Osman, MA, is a multi-award-winning writer and director on a mission to explore the darker side of the human psyche through moving, character-driven narratives that challenge societal and cultural stereotypes with the ultimate goal of revealing the innate light in us all.

Alexander’s creative career has followed a polymathic journey beginning with success as a musician and audio engineer/producer, working with the likes of Annie Lennox, Mica Paris and Malcolm McLaren, to working as a communication design consultant and filmmaker for global brands such as Visit Britain, Jaguar Land Rover, Emirates and BBC.

Alexander now unites his wealth of experience and craft to focus on writing and directing mixed-genre short, series and feature-length narratives. With a keen eye for detail and a proven method for helping actors achieve compelling and emotive performances, his directing style displays a distinct command of the language of visual storytelling combined with an instinctive eye for the aesthetic.

Recent highlights include The Knowledge, which premiered at BIFFF in 2019 and has since screened at over 50 global festivals, receiving 19 nominations and 8 awards to date. Beneath the Surface, which premiered at Ireland’s prestigious Kinsale and screened in Berlin and at Edinburgh’s fringe. And This Little Place in Gospel Oak, a docudrama that gained wide festival recognition, including premiering at the London Independent Film Festival and Open City Docs.

 

In Development (Selection)

                    

               Black Money

Format: Short Film & Feature Script, 108 min
Genre: Drama
Writer: Alexander Osman

Director: Alexander Osman
Production: Gatton Films

               The Knowledge

Format: Feature Film, 108 min
Genre: Thriller/Suspense
Screenplay: Alexander Osman
Production: TBD
Festivals & Awards:
– Eight nominations and wins, including Best Thriller, Bridge Fest 2021
– Semi-finalist, ISA Horror & Thriller Genre Busting Screenplay 2021
– Semi-finalist, Stage 32 Feature Screenplay Contest 2020

               Thicker Than Blood

Format: Feature Film, 100 min
Genre: Thriller/Suspense
Screenplay: Alexander Osman

     A Drop in the Ocean

Format: Series, 8 x 60 mins
Genre: Drama
Screenplay: Alexander Osman

     Sunset Strip

Format: Short, 20 min
Genre: Comedy
Screenplay: Alexander Osman
Production: TBD
Festivals & Awards:
– Selected for 17 international festivals,
with 10 wins to date, including best international
screenplay at Austin Comedy Film Festival

     Once More With Feeling

Format: Series, 8x 50 min
Genre: Drama/ Dark Comedy
Screenplay: Alexander Osman
Production: TBD

Filmography (Selection)

2021      Just Us          

Format: Pilot – Web series
Genre: Dark Comedy
Director: Alexander Osman

Screenplay: Jade Asha & Sammy Attalah
Production: London Independent Productions

2020      Sitting Pretty         

Format: Short, 15 min
Genre: Thriller
Director: Alexander Osman

Screenplay: Alexander Osman
Production: FilmHouze Productions
Festivals & Awards:
– Finalist Kosice International Film Festival
– Lift-off x 11 including, London, LA, New York, Tokyo, Sydney, Paris and Amsterdam

2020      Skits N Ting

Broadcaster: YouTube
Format: Six part – Web series
Genre: Comedy
Director: Alexander Osman

Screenplay: Marissa Joseph
Production: Boxtilt Productions

2020      In Character               

Format: Short, 12 min
Genre: Drama
Director: Alexander Osman

Screenplay: Max Khan
Production: Orange Lady Production

2019      The Knowledge

Format: Short, 13 min
Genre: Thriller
Director: Alexander Osman

Screenplay: Alexander Osman
Production: Yard Nine
Festivals & Awards:

Winner:
– London Short Series Festival
– Oregon Short Film Festival
– Creepy Tree Film Festival
– Hollywood Blood Horror
– Global Shorts 2020
– Vancouver Bridge Festival
Nominations/Finalist:
– Austin After Dark Film Festival
– Las Vegas Film Festival
– Portland Comedy Film Festival
– Kosice International Film Festival
– London Short Series Festival x 3
– Lone Wolf International Film Festival x 3
– Lisbon Film Rendezvous,
– Frame Stories Flim Awards
Notable others:
– BIFFF (Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival)
– Horror Hounds Film Festival
– Morbido Fim Fest (Mexico)
– Apocalypse Later International Film Festival
– Spooky Empire’s International Horror Film Festival
– Lift-Off LA Film Festival, New York, Toronto, Tokyo and Amsterdam

2017      Come Home Soon

Format: Short, 12 min
Genre: Drama
Director: Alexander Osman
Screenplay: Louise Johnson
Production: KickAss Productions
Festivals & Awards:
– Hellfire Film Festival 2016
– 4th Festival Internazionale del Cinema Povero, 2017
– Cardiff Mini Film Festival, 2017
– Accountability Film Festival, 2017
– Nepal IFF 2017, (Semi-Finalist)
– Short Cine Fest, August 2018

2016      Beneath The Surface

Format: Short, 7 min
Genre: Drama
Director: Alexander Osman

Screenplay: Alexander Osman
Production: Yard Nine
Festivals & Awards:
– Kinsale Film Festival (Shark Awards)
– International Film Festival Berlin
– Nightpiece Edinburgh Film Festival
– Making Waves Film Festival Portsmouth England
– Short of the Year, Promofest
– Short Stop International Film Festival
– The Online Film Festival

2016      The Need For Vintage Speed

Format: Documentary
Director: Alexander Osman

Screenplay: Alexander Osman
Production: Chocolate Films
Festivals & Awards:
– 1000 Londoners Film Competition by Chocolate Films
– St. Petersburg International Film Festival

2015      The Little Place In Gospel Oak

Format: Documentary
Director: Alexander Osman

Screenplay: Alexander Osman
Production: Drift Velocity
Festivals & Awards:

– Open City Docs
– London Independent Film Festival
– Edinburgh Short Film Festival
– Edinburgh Nightpiece Film Festival

In Development (Selection)

                    

               Black Money

Format: Short Film & Feature Script, 108 min
Genre: Drama
Writer: Alexander Osman

Director: Alexander Osman
Production: Gatton Films

               The Knowledge

Format: Feature Film, 108 min
Genre: Thriller/Suspense
Screenplay: Alexander Osman
Production: TBD
Festivals & Awards:
– Eight nominations and wins, including Best Thriller, Bridge Fest 2021
– Semi-finalist, ISA Horror & Thriller Genre Busting Screenplay 2021
– Semi-finalist, Stage 32 Feature Screenplay Contest 2020

               Thicker Than Blood

Format: Feature Film, 100 min
Genre: Thriller/Suspense
Screenplay: Alexander Osman

     A Drop in the Ocean

Format: Series, 8 x 60 mins
Genre: Drama
Screenplay: Alexander Osman

     Sunset Strip

Format: Short, 20 min
Genre: Comedy
Screenplay: Alexander Osman
Production: TBD
Festivals & Awards:
– Selected for 17 international festivals,
with 10 wins to date, including best international
screenplay at Austin Comedy Film Festival

     Once More With Feeling

Format: Series, 8x 50 min
Genre: Drama/ Dark Comedy
Screenplay: Alexander Osman
Production: TBD

Filmography (Selection)

2021      Just Us          

Format: Pilot – Web series
Genre: Dark Comedy
Director: Alexander Osman

Screenplay: Jade Asha & Sammy Attalah
Production: London Independent Productions

2020      Sitting Pretty         

Format: Short, 15 min
Genre: Thriller
Director: Alexander Osman

Screenplay: Alexander Osman
Production: FilmHouze Productions
Festivals & Awards:
– Finalist Kosice International Film Festival
– Lift-off x 11 including, London, LA, New York, Tokyo, Sydney, Paris and Amsterdam

2020      Skits N Ting

Broadcaster: YouTube
Format: Six part – Web series
Genre: Comedy
Director: Alexander Osman

Screenplay: Marissa Joseph
Production: Boxtilt Productions

2020      In Character               

Format: Short, 12 min
Genre: Drama
Director: Alexander Osman

Screenplay: Max Khan
Production: Orange Lady Production

2019      The Knowledge

Format: Short, 13 min
Genre: Thriller
Director: Alexander Osman

Screenplay: Alexander Osman
Production: Yard Nine
Festivals & Awards:

Winner:
– London Short Series Festival
– Oregon Short Film Festival
– Creepy Tree Film Festival
– Hollywood Blood Horror
– Global Shorts 2020
– Vancouver Bridge Festival
Nominations/Finalist:
– Austin After Dark Film Festival
– Las Vegas Film Festival
– Portland Comedy Film Festival
– Kosice International Film Festival
– London Short Series Festival x 3
– Lone Wolf International Film Festival x 3
– Lisbon Film Rendezvous,
– Frame Stories Flim Awards
Notable others:
– BIFFF (Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival)
– Horror Hounds Film Festival
– Morbido Fim Fest (Mexico)
– Apocalypse Later International Film Festival
– Spooky Empire’s International Horror Film Festival
– Lift-Off LA Film Festival, New York, Toronto, Tokyo and Amsterdam

2017      Come Home Soon

Format: Short, 12 min
Genre: Drama
Director: Alexander Osman
Screenplay: Louise Johnson
Production: KickAss Productions
Festivals & Awards:
– Hellfire Film Festival 2016
– 4th Festival Internazionale del Cinema Povero, 2017
– Cardiff Mini Film Festival, 2017
– Accountability Film Festival, 2017
– Nepal IFF 2017, (Semi-Finalist)
– Short Cine Fest, August 2018

2016      Beneath The Surface

Format: Short, 7 min
Genre: Drama
Director: Alexander Osman

Screenplay: Alexander Osman
Production: Yard Nine
Festivals & Awards:
– Kinsale Film Festival (Shark Awards)
– International Film Festival Berlin
– Nightpiece Edinburgh Film Festival
– Making Waves Film Festival Portsmouth England
– Short of the Year, Promofest
– Short Stop International Film Festival
– The Online Film Festival

2016      The Need For Vintage Speed

Format: Documentary
Director: Alexander Osman

Screenplay: Alexander Osman
Production: Chocolate Films
Festivals & Awards:
– 1000 Londoners Film Competition by Chocolate Films
– St. Petersburg International Film Festival

2015      The Little Place In Gospel Oak

Format: Documentary
Director: Alexander Osman

Screenplay: Alexander Osman
Production: Drift Velocity
Festivals & Awards:

– Open City Docs
– London Independent Film Festival
– Edinburgh Short Film Festival
– Edinburgh Nightpiece Film Festival