In development: Supply Chain, a feature film on geology and digital mining.


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Alex Tyson is an American filmmaker and artist known for his films Mountain Fire Personnel (2015), 3 Minutes in America (2015) and his work on the Oscar nominated and Emmy winning documentary Gasland (2011, HBO) for which he won a Cinema Eye Honor. He has worked as a cinematographer in Brazil, China, Italy, The South Pacific, Scandinavia and extensively throughout the USA. His first documentary was awarded the Prix du Jury La Mobilière at Visions du Réel (2015) and screened at MoMA Documentary Fortnight (2016). He most recently contributed special photography to National Geographic's Emmy-winning documentary LA92 (2017). His film Divieto 2 premiered at The Lincoln Center's Art of The Real (2018).

Filmography (as Director)

2020  Supply Chain, feature documentary (in production)
2018  Divieto 2, short documentary
2015  Mountain Fire Personnel, medium-length documentary
2015  3 Minutes in America, short documentary
2014  Winds of the Mediterranean, short documentary
2013  0591-0691, short
2011  Baroque Suite, short visual-music (co-directed with Troy Herion)
2010  Movements for Plants and Camera, single-channel installation
2009  Charles Cohen at the Buchla Music Easel, short documentary
2003  Serene Librarian, short

Selected Documentary Credits

2018  The Truth Has Changed. Dir. of Photography, Editor. Dir. Josh Fox
2018  The Story of Plastic. Cinematography. Dir. Deia Schlosberg
2018  Jack's Signs - One Man's War on ICE. Director of Photography. Dir. Tom Carroll
2017  LA92, National Geographic. Special Photography. Dir. Daniel Lindsay & TJ Martin
2017  Standardized Patient (two-channel video), SFMOMA. Editor. Dir. Kerry Tribe
2017  Michele Lamy: Process, MOCA. Director, Cinematographer, Editor
2017  Composite, Editor. Dir. Toby Lee
2016  Mickalene Thomas: Do I Look Like a Lady? MOCA. Director, Cinematographer, Editor
2016  R.H. Quaytman, Morning: Chapter 30, MOCA. Director, Cinematographer, Editor
2016  How to Let go of the World, HBO. Cinematography, Archival. Dir. Josh Fox
2016  The White Cross, Tom Explores Los Angeles. Co-writer, Editor. Dir. Tom Carroll
2016  Don't Look Back, exhibition spot, PBS | MOCA. Cinematographer, Editor
2015  Prelude (7 channel installation), Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955–1980
          MoMA. Editor, Post Supervisor. Dir. Joey Forsyte
2014  The Mirage, SBM. Cinematographer, Editor. Dir. Kyle Roper
2014  Abetura/Opening, Sao Paulo MoMA. Cinematographer, Editor. Dir. Vivian Caccuri
2013  Gasland Part II, HBO Films. Camera Operator, Assistant Editor. Dir. Josh Fox
2013  Calder’s Circus, The Whitney Museum. Editor. Dir. El Tigre Productions
2011  Gasland, HBO Films. Graphics, Aerial Cinematographer, Additional Editor. Dir. Josh Fox
2011  Minecraft: The story of Mojang. Cinematography. Dir. 2 Player Productions