Alex LeMay, Producer/Director
Alex LeMay is an award winning feature film and broadcast producer and director. Over his 15-year career he has directed a number of acclaimed feature films as well as provided commercial media for some of the world’s top-tier companies, including Johnson and Johnson, Starbuck’s Coffee Company, CVS Pharmacies, Abbott Laboratories, Harper Collins Publishing and Office Max. His award winning feature documentary, 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 McGuire.
LeMay’s most recent feature documentary, Desert Bayou, which tells the story of 600 African-American evacuees of hurricane Katrina that were airlifted to the entirely white state of Utah without their knowledge, was nominated for outstanding documentary at the 2008 NAACP Image Awards, Broadcast worldwide on Fox. Opening theatrically nationwide in October of 2007 to critical acclaim, Desert Bayou helped to form a robust national debate about the handling of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. It also enjoyed a national broadcast on PBS. LeMay also won a Poli Award for best campaign ad for the 2004 election cycle. He ran and operated the Chicago-based motion picture production company, Taproot Productions, since 1993 until 2008. He recently was acting head of motion picture production and content development at Manifest Digital in Chicago. He is now developing interactive web-experiences for the motion picture and major publishing industries.
I have been in the industry since 1993.