film director / producer
Born in Milan, but living between New York, L.A. and London, filmmaker Alex Grazioli began his training in the visual arts as an honor student with a double major in Communications and Advertising at Milan’s Accademia di Comunicazione, followed by a double major in Psychology and Communications at Tulane in New Orleans, and then advanced study in Design at S.V.A. in New York.
As a graphic designer first and an art director/director later, either freelance or working in leading design and advertising agencies, Alex for over ten years has created and produced promotional materials as well as video concepts and productions for high-profile clients in America, Europe, Africa, and Japan including Sony Music, Mtv, Diesel, Vodafone, Dodge, and Renault.
In 2000 was instrumental in winning DVAG Milano the competition amongst Italy’s most renowned design and advertising agencies to design Pope John Paul II’s book commemorating the Vatican’s 2000 Jubilee.
In 2001 with Studio K-7, New York, Alex was providing art support to over 40 international independent music labels.
In 2003, he founded Filmmakers Entertainment with Martino Properzi, collaborating on the feature documentary “Odyssey In Rome”, starring Abel Ferrara, Juliette Binoche, Forest Whitaker and Matthew Modine.
Other projects soon followed including the TV series “Bottom of the World” as well as music videos, award winning “Shine” by Louderbach on Ritchie Hawtin’s Minus Records, Sander Kleinenberg featuring Jamie Cullum “Remember When” or James Morrison's "One Life".
In 2010, Alex’s photography career ignited, with a sold out exhibition at the W Hotel in Los Angeles, followed by a contract with iconic fashion magazine Italian Vogue, developing both video and photo content for Vogue Magazine and vogue.com.
In 2013 Web Series 'Brazil" for YouTube football giants COPA90 earned him a digital Emmy nomination.
Alex is currently working on a five year feature documentary with and produced by Bristol music legends Massive Attack and a feature documentary on Rick Owens' fashion icon Michele Lamy.