Alex Hardy graduated with a B.A. in Acting from Rose Bruford College in 2004. Since then he has worked as an actor consistently in Television, Film and Theatre – credits include leading roles in prime-time t.v. - Touch of Frost. Family Affairs, Red Dwarf and award-winning features such as Hush Your Mouth.
Although in demand as an actor Alex was always keen to be more proactive and creative in other ways. Alex worked with production company Greenwich Films over a number of years, getting invaluable hands-on experience in a variety of roles, on a wide range of projects. In this time he was trained in editing, sound-design as well as in production and directing.
Alongside this he honed his visual skills as a photographer (photographing bands and actors), and as an illustrator and storyboard artist.
Pretty soon he saw that the way forward was to bring all these disparate skills together and train to be a director.
He directed micro-shorts and small web virals and then in 2009 he decided to get officially trained at the Met Film School doing the Practical Film-making Diploma.
His graduation film Initiation was selected, from thousands of other entrants, for the finals of the BAFTA Soho Short Film Festival and continued to do well on the festival circuit giving him excellent exposure. It was then acquired by Shorts International and is selling worldwide.
He followed that by joining forces with Ryan Elliott at Odd Boy Films directing the cutting-edge, big budget music promo 3:16 for the new band These Furrows.
The success of this led to Alex and Odd Boy Film being commissioned to create a documentary for the same band which was aired on Channel 4 for 4play Music.
Alex is currently in development on a thriller for Tom Tyrwhitt’s company OneAnother Films and will be co-directing Tom’s next short film.
Alex continues to write and direct promos and commercials for clients such as UnderDogs, Becks, Adam F and Glasvegas – his aim is to bring a truly cinematic visual flair to all his work whether the budgets are tight or generous.