Chicago, IL, USA
Alex LeMay is an award winning feature film, broadcast producer, director and digital innovator. Over his 17-year career he has directed a number of acclaimed feature films as well as provided commercial and interactive media for some of the world’s top-tier companies, including Johnson and Johnson, Starbuck’s Coffee Company, CVS, Harper Collins Publishing and Office Max. His award winning film, American Bullfighter caught the eye of Universal Studios, for whom he produced and directed the bullfighting sequence for the Academy Award nominated film Seabiscuit, starring Jeff Bridges and Toby Maguire.
LeMay’s feature film, Desert Bayou, opened theatrically nationwide in October of 2007 to critical acclaim and was nominated for outstanding documentary at the 2008 Image Awards alongside Michael Moore's Sicko. It also enjoyed a national broadcast on PBS in 2009. He ran and operated the Chicago-based motion picture production company, Taproot Productions, from 1993 until 2008. In 2009 he was head of content for the acclaimed digital innovation firm, Digitaal. He then became head of motion picture production and content development at Manifest Digital in Chicago where he helped develop digital experiences for 20th Television.