Hey, I'm Alex!

Los Angeles, California

Alex Nystrom is an Ojibwe writer, director and producer from Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is an enrolled member of the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians. Alex’s work focuses on exploring identity in the context of contemporary native stories.


Alex currently lives and works in Los Angeles as a director’s assistant to Amman Abbasi, director of Dayveon (Sundance Film Festival ‘17) and the upcoming feature, The Quench. His last credit is producer on the documentary short, Udaan (Soar), for HINDSIGHT 2020 via FIRELIGHT MEDIA, which premiered at AFI DOCS and resides at PBS.


Alex was a fellow in the 2021 NATIVE AMERICAN MEDIA ALLIANCE’S TV WRITER'S LAB in association with LA SKINS FEST, and developed a pilot called Between, a supernatural mystery that follows a headstrong native man who protects his disappearing island from evil forces beyond his control. Between was most recently selected for the second annual INDIGENOUS LIST (2022) on THE BLACK LIST in partnership with ILLUMINATIVE and the SUNDANCE Indigenous Program, which highlights the top up-and-coming Indigenous film and television writers in the U.S.


Alex Nystrom's Four Nights and a Fire was one of 10 short films chosen to be a recipient of a production grant via VOICES WITH IMPACT 2022, a festival for films centered around underrepresented topics related to mental health, presented by ART WITH IMPACT, and in association with the Mental Health Services Oversight & Accountability Commission (MHSOAC) and the American Psychiatric Association Foundation.

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