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Bertram, Alex Fischman


Bertram is an award winning director, photographer, and cinematographer based in New York and Los Angeles. Bertram started his career by directing and editing short documentary segments for VICE News Tonight on HBO at the age of 20. His work has featured on outlets such as HBO, Vice News, Digg, NoFilmSchool, and Director’s Library. He has won awards at prestigious short-form festivals such as The Webbys, Berlin Commercial, 1.4 Awards, Berlin Music Video Awards, and the Shiny Awards. Also, Taboo from The Black Eyed Peas once liked his video on Instagram. Alex Fischman Cárdenas was born and raised in Lima, Perú. He's passionate about using film to capture intimate and honest stories from diverse characters. At 17, he directed the award-winning short film La Vieja Quinta. After graduating from NYU in 2020 Alex continued to direct short films (Alienación, Ovejas y Lobos) documentaries (Teeth, Starr), and directorial work for (The United Nations, Jacob Jonas The Company, Pangea).