This is Alex Bilodeau’s tenth year working with Maine Media Workshops and his seventh year teaching workshops for the Young Artists program. He has served as Maine Media’s Post-Production Manager, Film Equipment Technician, and was the teaching assistant with its Professional Certificate program. He has worked for years as a freelance filmmaker, which has seen him cover such events as the Iowa Caucuses, the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association Finals, and the Maker Faire. He is currently working as a news photographer/editor for the NBC affiliate in his hometown of Springfield, Mass.

Creatively, Alex’s interests span across several genres and mediums. He has produced several of his own short films, from the slapstick Business Training to a macabre adaptation of Goethe’s Faust. He has directed a theatrical production of Patrick Marber’s Closer, worked as a Scenic Designer on a production of Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice, and has written and directed his own original, immersive work that has incorporated projections, puppetry, audience improvisation, and more.

Alex has a particular passion for working with high schoolers. They’re energetic, unpretentious, and take artistic risks. His former students are regularly accepted to the country’s top films schools and he’s looking forward to the day when he can start watching their work on Netflix.