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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..

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: Marissa Joseph
                                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 and
       – Global Shorts 2020
       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 Festival,
       – Cardiff International Film Festival,
       – Accountability Film Festival

   2016          Beneath The Surface

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

       Screenplay: Alexander Osman
       Production: Yard Nine
       Festivals & Awards:
       – Kinsale,
       – International Film Festival Berlin,
       – Nightpiece Edinburgh Film Festival,
       – Making Waves Film Festival Portsmouth England,
       – Short of the Year,
       – 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 (Winner),
       – 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 / TBD

                    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 Then 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

 

   One 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 Chrakter

                Format: Short, 12 min
                Genre: Drama
                Director: Alexander Osman
                Screenplay: Marissa Joseph
                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 and
 – Global Shorts 2020
  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 Festival,
– Cardiff International Film Festival,
– Accountability Film Festival

2016  Beneath The Surface

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

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

 

  Development (Selection)

            Black Money

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

                 Director: Alexander Osman
                 Production: Gatton Films / TBD

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 then Blood

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

 

            A Drop in the Ocean
                 Format: Series, 8 x 60 mins
                 Genre: Drama
                 Writer: 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