Alyx is an art filmmaker and choreographer. She has made dance theatre, installations, award winning shorts and a critically acclaimed feature film. She has over sixteen years experience choreographing for film and TV commercials. Along side her industry work and artistic practice she teaches dance and film in the tertiary sector.
In 2016 she was a recipient of the New Zealand Film Commission Gaylene Preston Female Directors’ Award. In 2015 Alyx won SPADA (Screen Production and Development Association) New Filmmaker of the Year Award.
Her short The Tide Keeper was Academy Award accredited and has screened in over twenty five film festivals including Busan, Melbourne, Slamdance, Annecy and winning awards FIPRESCI Film Critics’ Choice Award at Vladivostok, Best Short Animation at Warsaw, Best International short at Whistler, Best Film at NZIFF, Best Film, Best Director and Best Cinematography at Show Me Shorts. The film is also a Vimeo Staff Pick with over 40k views.
She wrote, directed, produced and self-distributed feature film THE RED HOUSE in 35 cinemas in New Zealand.
Alyx holds a Masters of Theatre Arts (Directing) with Distinction from Victoria University and Toi Whakaari and a Bachelor of Performing Arts (Contemporary Dance) from Unitec, New Zealand.