Alexandra Clayton
Alexandra f clayton

Alexandra is a writer/director whose work leans into the earnest and awkward experience of being human. Her first narrative feature, Unpacking as a co/writer-director-producer has screened at 22 festivals, picking up 14 awards including ‘Best Rising Star Director, Best Script, Best Narrative Feature, Best Ensemble Cast, and Audience Choice award.’ Filmed in Bali over 13 days on a micro budget, Unpacking explores the hypocrisies of wellness tourism and the power of vulnerability.

Clayton has directed, written and produced narrative shorts, web series, branded and documentary content for the last 12 years. Outside of helming her own projects she enjoys the layers of creative producing for early career directors. Her work in this realm includes the narrative feature No More Time, an environmental horror set in the mountains of Colorado, and the short films The Box, Forevertown and Please in Spanish, for which she was a 2022 producing fellow for Women In Film and Google’s inaugural Shorts Lab.

Films she's acted in have screened at over 30 festivals including Karlovy Vary, NYC’s Rooftop Films, and SF’s Cinema by the Bay, and streamed on Amazon and Kinoscope.

Projects in development include the feature The Silencing and pilots This Is Not A Drill and Expats. A grounded optimist who thrives in the creation of original work, Alexandra believes the stories we tell create the culture we live in. She lives in Los Angeles with her dog Roo.

  • Unpacking Trailer