Alexander Carson

Faculty Member
Alexander (Sandy) Carson is a Canadian filmmaker whose work explores the intersection of collective practices and personal storytelling. Carson’s films have been screened at events such as the Toronto International Film Festival, the Reykjavik International Film Festival, and the San Francisco International Film Festival, where he received the Golden Gate Award for New Visions in 2014. His critically acclaimed first feature film as writer/director, O, Brazen Age, was released in 2015, and he is currently in pre-production on a new feature film, Alberta Number One, with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts and Telefilm Canada. His recent book chapter, “Quarantine Cinema: Teaching Film Directing during COVID-19” is collected in the anthology Teaching in the Post COVID-19 Era: World Education Dilemmas, Teaching Innovations and Solutions in the Age of Crisis (Springer, 2021). Carson is a graduate of the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema at Concordia University (BFA, MA) in Montreal, and a founding member of the North Country Cinema media arts collective in Calgary. He is excited to be joining the faculty at Yorkville University’s BCA program.