Hybrid Professional: Writer-Filmmaker+Insights Architect. Feminist. Environmentalist. Humanist.
Alex Garcia Topete is a writer and filmmaker with more than 15 years of experience working in the creative industries in Mexico and the United States, having worked in series development for Sony Pictures Television International (2010), as executive producer for shows on National Public Radio’s digital platform (2010), and as writer-director of sketch shows for Mexico’s Televisa del Golfo (2006-2007), among others. He has written, directed, and produced the independent features Trippers (2010) and Vamps, Blood & Smoking Guns (2012), as well as the independent sitcom The Realty (2019-), the edutainment web series HablandoTV (2015-) and the docu-series Our Americas (2016-). In addition, Alex has been a festival programmer since 2007 for several film festivals, including the Dallas International Film Festival and the Festival de Cine Latino Americano of North Texas (FDCLA), of which he’s an original co-founder.
Alex is also a researcher and entrepreneur with a doctorate in Arts, Technology and Emerging Communications and a master’s degree in Innovation & Entrepreneurship from the University of Texas at Dallas. His research expertise focuses on transdisciplinary intelligence & collaboration methodologies, particularly as they relate to the creative industries and their relationship to technology, diverse publics, and social impact.
Interests & specialties include: Writing, literary criticism, story analysis, philosophy, feminism, environmentalism, science fiction, science+art collaboration, quantum aesthetics, entrepreneurship, innovation, philanthropy, photography, graphic design, copy-editing, analytical journalism, political science, translation & interpreting.