Alexandre Rockwell is a Deeper into Movies cinematic hero. Defined by his colourful, flawed characters and predilection towards classical filmmaking techniques, Rockwell has earned a reputation as a widely respected voice in independent film.
After attending the Cinematheque Francaise, Rockwell made his first feature, Lenz, which screened at the 1982 Berlin Film Festival. He returned to Berlin with his next film Hero, which went on to win the Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. Rockwell continued to attract interest over the next decade until his breakout film, In the Soup, a landmark work in America’s indie boom, starring Steve Buscemi, Seymour Cassel, and Jennifer Beals. The film won the Grand Jury Prize at The 1992 Sundance Film Festival, beating Reservoir Dogs to the top spot. In 1995, Rockwell co-directed Four Rooms with Quentin Tarantino, Alison Anders, and Robert Rodriguez. Notable work since includes the heartfelt Little Feet (2013), which starred his two children, Lana and Nico.
In 2017, Rockwell was appointed the Head of the Directing department at Grad Film, where he continues to share his knowledge and passion with the next generation of aspiring filmmakers.