Alexandra von Schelling


YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
Matthias Assuncao
University of Essex
Matthias Assuncao
University of Essex
2018 - 2019Director / Producer / Editor
Hotel NationalEscuela Internacional de Cine y Televisión
2017 - 2018Director / Producer / Editor
Who's Your Dad?Escuela Internacional de Cine y Televisión
2016Director / Producer
The Times They Are A Changin'Freelance
2015Director / Writer
LimitlessEscuela Internacional de Cine y Televisión
  • Education

    2018Masters in Documentary filmmakingEscuela Internacional de Cine y Televisión
    2016BA Philosophy & SpanishUniversity College London


    I own (and can operate):
    Sony A7S, ZOOM H4n, RODE Microphone
    I can operate:
    Gh5 Panasonic, Sony FS7

    About me

    Alexandra von Schelling is a documentary filmmaker & video editor. Her films explore pressing political and social issues through personal stories, with a particular focus on Latin America. Her film 'Limitless' (2015) about a drag queen from a small village outside Havana, was screened at Pink Apple LGBT Film Festival, Roze Filmadagen Film Festival, Asterisco Film Festival and IDAHOT Pride Festival. Her most recent short film 'Who's Your Dad?' (2018), a documentary about women's untold experiences of sexism in the film industry, won the audience award at Cine Vivo! Latin American Film Festival and the jury award at London Independent Film Awards. She is currently working on two new films: one about a pre-revolutionary five star hotel in Havana and another about the women of the FARC and their role in the peace process in Colombia.

    Additional Information

    Her interest in documentary emerged from a background in journalism. She has written for new channels such as VICE and EL MUNDO, covering events such as the C.I.A enhanced interrogation methods, Benjamin Netanyahu's declaration of a Jewish state, as well as interviewed musicians such as Pussy Riot, Cyndi Lauper, Rod Stewart and the Darkness. Alexandra has extensive experience in researching and developing compelling stories as well as a huge passion for finding innovative and engaging ways to tell them across different mediums. She has worked as a video editor of online content for the AHRC University of Essex research project in Brazil. She has also edited several short documentaries, experimental short films and promotional videos.

  • Skills

    Years in industry
    • less than a year
    Experienced in
    • Documentary
    • Film (LB)
    • Film (Short)
    • Investigative
    • News & Current Affairs
    DBS checked
    • Yes