This Modern Man Is Beat won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sherman Oaks Film Festival in 2016, and I never stopped thinking about how beautifully cinematic it is. I knew from working with the filmmakers that there would be a good story behind it, and director Alex Merkin did not disappoint. What I didn’t know is how many fils Alex has behind him and ahead of him. I couldn’t be happier for this talented young man.
And if you want to go deeper into Alex’s catalog, here is his earlier short film Across The Hall. We discuss this one quite a bit on the podcast, too.
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