Alex Kinter originally from Cali, Colombia, and now based in Dallas, Texas, is a Screenwriter and director of photography or a cinematographer (sometimes shortened to DP or DOP) and The study and practice of this field is known as cinematography. A cinematographer is chief over the camera and light crews working on a film, television production, or other live-action piece and is responsible for making artistic and technical decisions related to the image.
Alex was fond of action sports and the arts and from his childhood, He was soon heavily engaged in graphics, computers, and web development. When he grew up he decided to become a Cinematographer and attended the Texas A&M University-Commerce program for Art Direction and Photography in 2011. Alex received his certification as Digital Imaging & Post-processing Technician from RED Digital Cinema Education (2012).
The Latino director Alex Kinter & Erik Schuessler directed a modern 50s-themed short 17-minute Indie-thriller movie named Poolside starring actress Anne Beyer in the lead role. Produced by Kinter Media and Food Dance Films. An independent film, independent movie, indie film, or indie movie is a feature film or short film that is produced outside the major film studio system, in addition to being produced and distributed by independent entertainment companies. Independent films are sometimes distinguishable by their content and style and how the filmmakers’ artistic vision is realized. Usually, but not always, independent films are made with considerably lower budgets than major studio films.
His movie received several awards and nominations locally and internationally. The Poolside movie screened in many famous international festivals such as the Cannes film festival, Prague International Film Festival, etc.
Alex is new in this industry but he has achieved a lot of success in such a short time and he is eager to make his name on the list of famous Cinematographers such as Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino, Christopher Nolan, etc.
He worked as a freelancer for 15 years, Poolside is his first significant directorial movie. The success that he got from his movie is a result of his continuous efforts over the last fifteen years. Directing a movie even a short one is not an easy task, you know poolside took 4 years because there are many ups and downs the issues about which the common men are not aware. In Alex’s case unfortunately the co-director of the movie Erik Schuessler died and it shocked him. He directed this movie as a tribute to his partner.
After the under-production events of the movie and the death of his partner, Kinter’s confidence was too low and, he started feeling as though the film would end up flopping. As he expressed in his own words to Just Fame saying, “The project was so far behind and a major partner in the film passed away, so we were kind of down about it and didn’t really have any kind of expectation.”
Poolside’s success has boosted his confidence and He’s disclosed that there are multiple feature film scripts that he’s interested in starting to develop, hoping to bring some investors on board. We will see more of his crafts in the coming years over time. You can follow Alex on Instagram where he has more than 18K followers already.