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Alex Holmes


Documentary and fiction director and writer for film and television

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Biography

Alex Holmes is a multi-award winning director, writer and producer working in film and television.

Alex currently casting his first Independent dramatic feature, QUIVER. Produced by Michael Costigan, the elevated action thriller is scheduled to start shooting first quarter of 2015 in British Colombia.

Alex has just returned from South Africa where he has been filming episodes of DOMINION, a new science fiction TV series for Universal Studios and Bold Films. The series stars Chris Egan and Roxanne McKee and is due to air June 2014.

In February he completed the feature documentary STOP AT NOTHING for Oscar winning producers Passion Pictures and ABC Australia. The film tells the story of Lance Armstrong’s Faustian pact with performance enhancing drugs and examines his attempt to keep his secret from the world, which destroyed the support of millions, his friendships, relationships and ultimately, the man himself.

Prior to this Alex wrote EX-PATS for CBS Films and Sandra Bullock: the story of a CIA agent whose attempts to re-invent herself in the expat community of a European capital are derailed when her past catches up with her. Sandra Bullock is attached to star. Production is scheduled for 2015.

Prior to that Alex adapted the period thriller INTERPRETATION OF MURDER for US studio Warner Brothers, which he is attached to direct with Paula Weinstein producing. Set against the backdrop of Sigmund Freud’s only visit to the United States in 1909 the film tells the story of a detective who uncovers a trail of sadistic murders concealed beneath the surface of New York's high-society and is forced to confront the darkest recesses of the human mind.

Other recent work includes:
HONEYMOON. Alex is currently completing a draft of this DIVA-esque European set thriller for producers Michael Schamberg and Stacey Sher at Double Feature Films and Paris based producer Stone Angel.

STRIKEBACK. Alex directed two episodes of the HBO/Sky series with Philip Winchester (Camelot) and Sullivan Stapleton (300: Rise of an Empire) featuring guest stars Iain Glenn and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje on location in South Africa.

THE INFILTRATOR, which Alex wrote for LA based 2929 Productions. The film is the true story of an accountant sent undercover to investigate the money laundering operation of the Medellin drug cartel, but who ends up at the heart of the world’s most corrupt bank.

ONE NIGHT IN TURIN. Alex also recently produced a feature documentary telling the inside story of the England football team’s campaign in the Italia ’90 World Cup. Narrated by Gary Oldman, the film was released in cinemas in the UK to much critical acclaim.

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Television
Director
Left Bank Pictures for Sky1
Creator Chris Ryan
Producer Sue De Beauvoir
Director Alex Holmes
Writer Tony Saint
Starring Amanda Mealing, Colin Salmon, Sullivan Stapleton & Philip Winchester

Second series of the high octane drama for Sky1

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Writer and Director
House of Saddam 4 x 60'
2009
BBC Productions for BBC 2
Producer Steve Lightfoot
Director Alex Holmes
Writer Alex Holmes
Starring Shohreh Aghdashloo, Philip Arditti, Mounir Margoum & Igor Naor

Drama about the rise and fall of Saddam Hussein

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Writer, Director and Producer
Dunkirk 3 x 60'
2004
BBC Productions for BBC 2
Producer Alex Holmes
Director Alex Holmes
Writer Alex Holmes
Starring Simon Russell Beale, Clive Brunt, Phil Cornwell & Timothy Dalton

Drama documentary retelling the British army's retreat from Dunkirk in 1940.  Co-produced with Rob Warr and co-written with Neil McKay

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Film
Writer
Sergei Magnitsky Project Feature
2012
Hermitage Capital Management
In development
Writer Alex Holmes

 
Warner Brothers
In development
Writer Alex Holmes

Adaptation of the best-selling book by Jed Rubenfeld

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The Infiltrator Feature
2009
2929 Entertainment
In development
Writer Alex Holmes

Adaptation of the book by Robert Mazur