The Chimaera Project is proud to announce that Alexis Ostrander will be providing a mentorship opportunity as a part of our SUPPORT.HER mentorship program. Alexis is an award-winning and Emmy nominated director. Since graduating from Syracuse University, she has worked consistently in film and television, starting out in documentaries before segueing into narrative storytelling. In 2016, Alexis was selected for the Ryan Murphy Half Foundation Mentorship Program and subsequently directed the penultimate episode of American Horror Story: Roanoke for FX. Alexis was one of five directors in the inaugural Warner Bros. Emerging Film Directors Workshop, leading her to direct the grounded sci-fi short film, Sensum, which premiered on HBO Go. After completing the 2017 Warner Bros. Television Directors’ Workshop, she has gone on to direct episodes of Riverdale, Shadowhunters, The Arrangement, Deadly Class, Pearson, Supergirl, Servant, Swamp Thing, Impulse, Condor, Seal Team, Nancy Drew, and Cruel Summer. In 2018 Alexis directed the pilot episode of Light As a Feather on Hulu, for which she received a Daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Directing for a Digital Drama Series. In January 2020, The Alice Initiative named Alexis one of twenty “Emerging Female Directors” in The Hollywood Reporter. She is currently in development on Red Rose Crew for 101 Studios and Sports Illustrated Studios which she is set to direct and executive produce.
Alexis has graciously offered three one-hour mentorship sessions. Once a mentee is selected, a Chimaera Project representative will facilitate the mentorship by providing assistance in coordinating schedules and providing a bridge between mentor and mentee. Due to COVID restrictions, all mentorships will be remote.
Alexis is seeking to empower a woman or non-binary filmmaker in her mentorship. She is looking for candidates with a passion for directing or producing, and some experience in the industry as a whole.
All candidates submitting to Alexis Ostrander’s mentorship will receive an invitation to attend an exclusive visual directing workshop with her later this year.