A man who loves plants and lives with a burden. Can music be a saving grace for a teenager in a dysfunctional family? How often have you felt stagnant?


70% of the revenue from streaming the movie will financially support director Alex, currently in post production for a spec series pilot "If A Tree Falls."


Narrative, 2015-18, short film collection, 43 min, color, HD, no nudity, no violence. English with no subtitles. Produced & directed by Alexander Sylvester. Co-produced by Fresh Cup Films.

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Alex completes filming for "Stagnant."
"Burden" is filmed on super 16 mm.
Alex's love for music inspires "Way Out Of Here."
Alex starts a blog "Introspective Musings."


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Whether it be through film, illustration or photography/digital manipulation, visual art has been a guiding force in my life since I was very young. It was when I was ten years old that I first got to experience playing around with a camcorder, and from there I've spent my life as a student to the world of film and video. I was lucky that all through public school I was always engaged in some form of course or program geared toward video production.

By the time I went to University to continue my studies, I began to explore what it was in the filmmaking process that I valued most. I soon learned that exploring my own creative and expressive voice was what truly fulfilled me, granting me a sense of purpose. Since then, I've been lucky enough to direct and produce a handful of short films, work as a freelance camera assistant/operator and build my portfolio.

Having been granted with these opportunities to grow my creative identity, I allowed space for myself to explore other visual mediums in tandem, leading me to eventually discover a love for drawing and digital photo manipulation. These mediums allow me to explore free, expressive and psychedelic realms that I couldn't quite reach within the scope of my films (for now).

These days, creative energy is a major player in my day to day being, and it is my pleasure to share that with you all here in my films or my blog "Introspective Musings."

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"Exploring my own creative and expressive voice was what truly fulfilled me, granting me a sense of purpose."
- Alexander Sylvester, director
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