Alex MacKenzie is an LA-based Editor, born in Washington, D.C. and educated at The University of Chicago with academic mentors from renowned Kartemquin films (Hoop Dreams, The Interrupters).
Since first sitting down at the editing chair in 2003, his films have premiered at Sundance, TriBeCa, Silverdocs, Slamdance, and Berlinale International Film Festivals, and he has lent his skills to post-production teams for Academy Award Nominated directors including Scott Hamilton Kennedy (The Garden) and Michael Mann (Witness).
His past projects include the critically acclaimed What's the Matter with Kansas? and Scrappers - each of which were included on Roger Ebert's Top 10 Docs of the Year in 2009 and 2010. He recently completed work on a new HBO docu-series about embedded photojournalists in international warzones, and is currently editing an official rockumentary for the band Of Montreal, directed by Jason Miller.
When he's not at his top-floor downtown LA edit bay, Alex enjoys whitewater kayaking, impersonating Jon Brion, and cooking for members of SynchronicityLA, a cooperative community house that has been featured in GOOD magazine and KPCC's The Madeline Brand Show.