Alex Schiller
Director

Alex Schiller

based in Munich, Germany

Profile

Alex is an American filmmaker, raised and based in Munich, Germany.

He has created numerous commercial films, music videos and short docs for clients like Adidas, Belvedere, Bugatti, BMW, Cisco, Canon, Sony Music and many more with his main focus on directing and writing.

His roots in filmmaking derive from his love for snowboarding which kickstarted his job as producer, director, editor and cinematographer for award-winning snowboarding films from 1999 to 2013. Working in uncontrolled environments and travelling the world for over a decade taught him how to improvise and respond to unforeseen situations. This also shaped his love for documentary-style storytelling and working with real people.

Alex’s love for Japan, its people and culture was triggered early on by Studio Ghibli films and the movie, Lost In Translation. Since 2011 he has travelled to Japan numerous times, for pleasure and for work. In 2019 Alex directed a major Japanese commercial for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, produced by Slim Pictures (Los Angeles) and Tokyo Colours.

His passion project, In Japan (2016 / co-directed by Vincent Urban), won an acclaimed Vimeo Staff Pick and is one of the most viewed videos (3m view) showcasing Japan on Vimeo.

In 2013 he spent a month in Hokkaido and Tokyo, filming a section dedicated to snowboarding in Japan for the snowboard film, A Way We Go.


ドイツ・ミュンヘンを拠点に活動するアメリカ人ディレクター。
数多くのTVコマーシャル・ミュージックビデオ・短編ドキュメンタリーを手掛ける。

趣味であるスノーボードへの情熱から、1999年にスノーボードを題材とした映画を製作し始めたことでキャリアをスタートさせる。10年以上に渡り世界各地を旅し、厳しい自然環境下での撮影を続けてきた経験から、実在の人々や物事をリアルに描くドキュメンタリースタイルを得意とする。その豊富な経験から、様々なシチュエーションへの柔軟な対応力にも定評がある。

ジブリ作品や映画ロスト・イン・トランスレーションをきっかけに日本文化に強い興味を持ち、プライベート旅行も含めた訪日回数は数え切れないほど。2019年には東京2020オリンピック・パラリンピックのスポンサーCMを手がけた他、自身のプロジェクトとして日本で撮影した“IN JAPAN” (2016) はVimeo Staff Picksを受賞し、日本を題材にしたVimeoの作品ではトップクラスの300万回も再生されている。

Clients

Adidas, Aston Martin, Audi, Belvedere Vodka, Best Secret, Borgward, BMW, Bragi, Bugatti, Burton Sonwboards, Canon, Chimsee, Cisco, Condé Nast , FC Bayern Munich, GQ, Highsnobiety, Hugo Boss, Isenseven, Johnnie Walkwer, Lufthansa, Louis Vuitton, Oakley, Ralph Lauren, Red Bull, Right To Play, Sony Music, Soulmade Hotels, Restaurant Tantris, Vogue, Volkswagen


Awards

INTERNATIONAL MOTOR FILM FESTIVAL 2021 – Aston Martin


TMFF FESTIVAL 2019 – A Right To Play


SANTIAGO INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS 2019 – A Right To Play


DUMBO FILM FESTIVAL NEW YORK 2019 – A Right To Play


TMFF FESTIVAL 2017 – K101


VIMEO STAFF PICK 2016 – In Japan


VIMEO STAFF PICK 2016 – Hungry in Hanoi


INTERNATIONAL MOTOR FILM FESTIVAL 2016 – Turbo


ENDORPHIN AWARDS 2016 – 493


VIMEO STAFF PICK 2014 – Tyler


PLEASURE MAGAZINE, BEST FILM OF THE YEAR 2013 – A Way We Go


Together Again
Lufthansa
Together Again
Shokunin Katagi
Cisco
Shokunin Katagi
Begin Again
Aston Martin
Begin Again
Imagination Realized
Audi
Imagination Realized
Audi × FC Bayern The Culture Drive
Audi
Audi × FC Bayern The Culture Drive
Stay True DC
Volkswagen
Stay True DC
K101
IMPULS
K101
A Right To Play
Right To Play
A Right To Play
A WAY WE GO - Japan Chapter
Isenseven
A WAY WE GO - Japan Chapter
Hungry In Hanoi
Personal project
Hungry In Hanoi
In Japan 2015
Personal project
In Japan 2015