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Alexis Karl is a filmmaker, writer, composer and multidisciplanary artist living and working in NYC

Karl studied fine arts and music at Cornell University and The NY Academy of Art, Graduate School of Figurative Art. She is currently a professor of installation and multidisciplinary art at Pratt Institute, and a regular lecturer for the U.S. State Department, The Metropolitan Museum and National Arts Club on the relevance of film, fashion and fine arts on modern and historical artistic culture.

Karl's films began as experimental works integrated to her large scale sculptural installations and live performances, and developed into a concentration of experimental, feature, fashion, dance and documentary pieces that now define Karls ouvre. Her films and live performances have been featured in festivals and exhibitions around the world, most notably the Whitney Museum of Art, The Guggenheim Museum, Stephen Romano Gallery, The Buckland Museum of Witchcraft and Magick, The Museum of Moving Image with Kaufman Center, The Morbid Anatomy Museum, Scope Art Fair, Katra Film Festival, Los Angeles Fashion Festival, Bowery Film Festival , and has won acclaim at festivals internationally and nationally. Karls film and multidisciplinary work have been featured in New York Times: Women in The World, NY Post, Elysian Magazine, White Hot Magazine ,Gothic Beauty Magazine, Heathen Harvest, Honeysuckle Magazine, London Financial Times, Atlas Obscura, Bustle Magazine; with TV and Radio spots on Salford City Radio UK, WMBR Bat's In The Belfry Radio Boston, CNN and The View.


For Inquires and Booking: alexiskarlfilms@gmail.com


SELECTED AWARDS | FILMS


DEATH AND THE BUTCHER

2022 Official Selection Grave New World Cinematic Installation: Death and The Butcher / Director, DP, Composer, Editor

2022 Official Selection Light Year Projection on Manhattan Bridge with Leo Kuelbs Collection: Death and The Butcher / Co- Director, Co- Cinematographer, Co-Editor, Sound Designer and Composer

2022 Official Selection Light Year Projection Berlin Scope with Leo Kuelbs Collection: Death and The Butcher / Co Director, Co-Editor, Co- Director, Co- Cinematographer, Co-Editor, Sound Designer and Composer

2022 Winner Best Experimental Film Cult Movies International Film Festival : Death and The Butcher / Co- Director, Co- Cinematographer, Co-Editor, Sound Designer and Composer


Vizədənt

2022 Official Selection Grave New World Cinematic Installation: Vizədənt/ Director, DP, Composer, Editor

2022 Official Selection The Future of Black Histiory-DUMBO Improvement Project with Leo Kuelbs Collection -Manhattan Bridge Projection: Vizədənt / Co-Director, DP, Composer, Editor, Costume Designer

2021 Winner Best Experimental Film Bowery Film Festival : Vizədənt / Co-Director, DP, Composer, Editor, Costume Designer

2021 Winner Best Experimental Directors Revolution Me Film Festival : Vizədənt / Co-Director, DP, Composer, Editor, Costume Designer

2021 Winner Best Sound Design Revolution Me Film Festival : Vizədənt / Co-Director, DP, Composer, Editor, Costume Designer

2021 Official Selction Bowery Film Festival : Vizədənt / Co-Director, DP, Composer, Editor, Costume Designer

2021 Winner Best Experimental Film Onyoko Film Awards : Vizədənt / Co-Director, DP, Composer, Editor, Costume Designer

2021 Honorable Mention LIMFF London International Monthly Film Festival : Vizədənt / Co-Director, DP, Composer, Editor, Costume Designer

2021 Official Selection NYC Light Year Cinema Installation on Manhattan Bridge Vizədənt / Co-Director, DP, Composer, Editor, Costume Designer

2021 Official Selection Berlin Light Year Cinema Installation in Scope Art Fair Vizədənt / Co-Director, DP, Composer, Editor, Costume Designer

2021 Official Selection Kalkari Film Festival : Vizədənt / Co-Director, DP, Composer, Editor, Costume Designer

2020 Winner Best Dance Performance Chelsea Fashion Film festival: Vizədənt / Co-Director, DP, Composer, Editor, Costume Designer

2020 Official Selection IMARP -Mostra Internacional de dança - Imagens em Movimento - Video dança : Vizədənt / Co-Director, DP, Composer, Editor, Costume Designer

2020 Official Selection Monthly Indie Shorts, Vizədənt: Co-Director, DP, Composer, Editor, Costume Designer


METAMORPH

2022 Official Selection Grave New World Cinematic Installation: METAMORPH / Director, DP, Composer, Editor

2021 Official Selection Darkroom Film Festival : METAMORPH / Director, DP, Composer, Editor

2021 Winner Best Experimental Film KATRA Film Series : METAMORPH / Director, DP, Composer, Editor

2021 Winner Tokyo International Short Film Festival: METAMORPH / Director, DP, Composer, Editor

2021 Winner New York International Film, Style, Fashion & Women's Festival : METAMORPH / Director, DP, Composer, Editor

2021 Honorable Mention LIMFF London International Monthly Film Festival :METAMORPH / Director, DP, Composer, Editor

2021 Oficial Selection : Festival Internacional de danca de Araraquara /SP/Brasil ; METAMORPH/ Director, DP, Composer, Editor

2021 Official Selection Fashion Films Festival RD :METAMORPH / Director, DP, Composer, Editor

2021 Official Selection New York Nil Gallery Film Festival: METAMORPH / Director, DP, Composer, Editor

2020 Honorable Mention ARFF Yearly Berlin Film Festival : METAMORPH / Director, DP, Composer, Editor

2020 Honorable Mention ARFF Berlin Film Festival: METAMORPH / Director, DP, Composer, Editor

2020 Official Selection Los Angeles Fashion Film Festival, METAMORPH / Director, DP, Composer, Editor

2020 Finalist Venice Shorts, METAMORPH / Director, DP, Composer, Editor

2020 Official Selection Monthly Indie Shorts, METAMORPH / Director, DP, Composer, Editor

2020 Official Selection Catania Fashion Film Festival , METAMORPH / Director, DP, Composer, Editor


THE DREAMER'S AWAKE

2022 Official Selection: Astrall Story Director's Collaboration The Dreamer's Awake / Director, DP, Editor, Composer

2022 Official Selection: Kolkata Micro Film Festival

2022: Finalist: DUMBO Film Festival The Dreamer's Awake / Director, DP, Editor, Composer

2021 Winner Best Experimental Film: Berlin Flash Film Festival :The Dreamer's Awake / Director, DP, Editor, Composer

2021 Official Selection ARFF Berlin :The Dreamer's Awake / Director, DP, Editor, Composer

2021 Official Selection Cardona Film Festival :The Dreamer's Awake / Director, DP, Editor, Composer


ORACLE

2020 Official Selection Buckland Museum of Witchcraft and Magick ORACLE /Director, DP, Composer, Editor, Costume Designer


THE LEX REQUIEM

2021 Official Selection Amacourt Film festival : THE LEX REQUIEM

2019 Winner Best Experimental Film Bowery Film Festival, THE LEX REQUIEM / Co-Director, Art Director, Composer, Costume designer

2018 Winner Best Experimental Film Katra Film Festival, THE LEX REQUIEM / Co-Director, Art Director, Composer, Costume designer

2018 Official Selection Festa Del Cinema Di Roma ,THE LEX REQUIEM / Co-Director, Art Director, Composer, Costume designer

2018 Finalist Europa Film Festival, THE LEX REQUIEM/ Co-Director, Art Director, Composer, Costume designer

2018 Official Selection Arterie Persorso Arti Visive ,THE LEX REQUIEM / Co-Director, Art Director, Composer, Costume designer


THE PERSISTENCE OF RITUAL

2018 Pratt Institute Installation Exhibition, / Director, DP, Composer, Editor, Costume Designer

2016 Finalist Mobile 9 Film Festival, THE PERSISTENCE OF RITUAL / Director, DP, Composer, Editor, Costume Designer


EXORCISM JOUISSANCE

2016 Official Selection 15 Minute Horror Movie Challenge, EXORCISM JOUISSANCE /Director, DP, Composer, Editor, Costume Designer


SELECTED AWARDS | SCREENWRITING

THE APARTMENT

2022 Winner Best Screenwriting Cult Movies International Film Festival, THE APARTMENT / Co-writer

2022 Finalist International Screenplay Competition , THE APARTMENT / Co-writer

2022 Semi Finalist New York International Screenplay Awards, THE APARTMENT / Co-writer



SELECTED FILM PRESS

NY Elite Magazine: "Filmmaker, Writer, Composer, Alexis Karl on "The Apartment " ( The Apartment screenplay)

International Panelling: "A discusssion with Alexis Karl and Adam Torkel- Co Directors of Death and The Butcher" ( Interview)

Entertainment Network Live: "The Native Society" ( Interview/Profile)

White Hot Magazine: "Transmutaions" (Featuring Oracle film)

NY Times : "Women In The World: Dangerous Beauty"

Sabat Magazine: "Transmutations" ( Featuring Oracle film)

Art Forum: "Everyday Magic -Dreaming Eternal with Lex and The Cult of Spirts : Must See"

NY Times: "Alexis Karl 's Death and The Maiden" : Must See

Honeysuckle Magazine : "No Holds Barred-Bowery and The Female Gaze"

Elysian Magazine: "Why are Only 4 Films In Top Grossing 100 Directed by Women"

Zero Equals Two : "Transmutations "( Featuring Oracle film)

Rue Morgue: "Transmutations"( Featuring Oracle film)

Heathen Harvest - Review- T:ales of a Hollow Heart "( Film scoring)

Gothic Beauty- Review- "Be Deathless" ( Film scoring)


RADIO

Salford City Radio, UK : Lex and The Cult of Spirits\ Composing for Film

WMBR Radio, Bat's In The Belfry: Salford City Radio, UK : Lex and The Cult of Spirits\ Composing for Film


FILM SCORE | MUSIC RELEASES:

The Blood Suite - LEX and THE CULT OF SPIRITS / Composer, singer, lyricist

Death and The Butcher Film Score- LEX and THE CULT OF SPIRITS / Composer, singer, lyricist

The LEX Requiem - LEX and THE CULT OF SPIRITS / Composer, singer, lyricist

Soundtracks For Vampires- LEX and THE CULT OF SPIRITS / Composer, singer, lyricist

Vizədənt Film Score- LEX and THE CULT OF SPIRITS/ Composer, singer, lyricist with a cover of NIN 'Right Where it belongs'

Tales of a Hollow Heart - Anima . Animus, Animal / Singer, lyricist

Lost Cities- Ondyne's Demise / Composer, singer, lyricist

Mythological Evolution- Ondyne's Demise with Animus Animal / Composer, singer, lyricist

Echo- Parallax Born / singer, lyricist