In April 2011, Alex’s first feature film, Man Made Men, won Best Foreign Feature at the Arizona International Film Festival.
It was also nominated for Best Independent Feature at the Underground Cinema Awards. It has subsquently played at festivals around the world from Franklin Indiana to the Ballinamore International Film Festival, where it won Best Screenplay. They said it was “up there with Inception”.
In June 2011, Alex directed The Court Astronomer, starring John Kavanagh (Braveheart, Alexander) and Gerry O’Brien (Pirates of the Caribbean). The period drama, set in the 1600s, was shot on RED.
Having graduated with an honors degree in finance and economics, Alex went on to qualify as a solicitor and worked in a business law firm in Dublin and Cork.
In 2007, Alex decided to return to his childhood passion of filmmaking and established Fegan Films Ltd.
In 2009, Alex directed the feature length documentary, The Millennium Promise, filming in 8 countries in Africa, documenting the epic journey of 3 Irish friends who quit their high powered jobs to cycle from Cairo to Cape Town. This was in order to raise awareness of a pioneering method of aid by internationally acclaimed economist Jeffrey Sachs.
In November 2011, Alex also completed Sliced, a horror film starring Grace Kelley (Freehouse) and Brendan O’Rourke (Freehouse). The film, which was written, directed and produced by Alexwas entirely shot in one take. It is now entering the festival circuit.
Alex has also made corporate and promotion films for large multinational companies including for Google. In 2011, he was commissioned to film and edit The Magic of Ireland DVD, which is selling in museums and shops around the country, including in the National Museums of Ireland and Trinity College Library. It is a one hour long film highlighting the many wonders of Ireland.
Alex is now in pre-production of a thriller conspiracy feature set in Cambridge, England.
THE COURT ASTRONOMER
2011 – Short – 14mins
2011 – Short – 8mins
MAN MADE MEN
2010 – Feature – 90mins
Winner Best Foreign Feature, The Arizona International Film Festival (April 2011)
Nominated as Best Independent Feature at the Underground Cinema Awards (Sept 2011)
Winner Best Screenplay and Winner Best Sci-fi at the Ballinamore International Film Festival (September 2011)