Alexa to Exa
Directed by Exa Zim
Alexa Zminkowski, in her debut short film, asks: “What am I?” Not “Who am I?” Enter Exa Zim, who, in rejecting conventional ideas about sexual identity, offers insight into a very atypical existential crisis.
Having kept a video diary since the age of nine, Alexa / Exa uses more than a decade of short films, skits, and video diary entries to give form to a thoroughly abstract endeavor: knowing yourself.
At times both darkly funny and emotionally charged, Alexa To Exa exists as a complex and moving portrait of what personal revelation actually looks like, while also revealing much about the nature of change itself.
Exa Callen Zim is a 23-year-old transgender writer, filmmaker and performer currently residing in New York City. He made his first film at 9-years-old entitled “Bratz: The Movie” with his parent’s video camera and developed a passion for visual storytelling throughout his adolescent years. Exa began working on his documentary, “Alexa to Exa” in 2012 with the start of his freshman year of college. During the spring of 2015, Exa’s film screened at his school’s film and animation festival, ”The Dusty’s”, where it took home the award for, “Most Outstanding Documentary.” Exa has also worked in TV development for MTV and the LGBT network, LOGOTV. He received a BFA in Film with a concentration in screenwriting from the School of Visual Arts in 2015.
Director/Writer/Producer: Christian Marsh
Producer: James Collier, Anthony Antiquera, Rena Parisi, Miwa Sakulrat, Victoria Nieves
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