Born on December 13, 1975 in Edmonton, Alberta Canada, Alex Chu was raised in Tripoli, Libya to an expatriate family and has lived in Toronto, Hong Kong, Singapore, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Vancouver before settling in Los Angeles.
As a writer-director, his most recent project was the feature film FOR IZZY, which won the Grand Jury Prize at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, as well as Audience Awards at the Ashland Independent Film Festival, Frameline, and the Asian American Film Festival. Previously, he directed and wrote the coming-of-age feature YES, AND..., as well as FORTUNE COOKIE MAGIC TRICKS, a gay zombie martial arts musical mashup that was screened at over twenty festivals worldwide including Outfest Fusion, Frameline, and the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival. He also wrote and directed the web series office comedy INTERVIEW DON’TS and the Occupy Wall Street themed short THE EQUITY PARTNERS which screened at various film festivals worldwide. His earliest work, the comedy RISE OF THE KITARA and sci-fi musical E.V.E.S. which he wrote and produced, screened at the Vancouver Asian Film Festival as well as on City TV in Canada.
Alex is also an actor and voiceover artist who has worked on national commercial and print campaigns, episodic television, industrials, video games and film.
He graduated with a BA from Queen’s University and an MBA from The Wharton School. Before filmmaking, Alex worked as an investment banker and as the director of business affairs at a game animation studio.