Alex Kalymnios attended the BBC Directors Training Scheme in 2004. Broadcast Magazine picked her as one of their Hotshots 2009 in their annual review of young, up and coming talent.
Alex worked extensively on the Channel 4 hit series, Hollyoaks, before being invited in 2009 to direct the opening block of Hollyoaks Later, a week-long series of late night special episodes. In 2010 Alex has directed blocks of Eastenders and The Cut for the BBC and Becoming Human, a teen spin-off of Being Human for Touchpaper. In 2011, Alex has directed a block of BBC's Waterloo Road.
Alex also directs film. Her first film project, More Than a Job's Worth, won Best New Director at the Greenwich Film Festival 2004 and was shortlisted for Best Short at the Raindance East Festival. As a result of the film's success, Alex was selected for the Berlinale Talent Campus 2005. Her 2007 short, The Green Fairy, was screened at the LA International Short Film Festival and was selected by the British Council.