Alex Felix and Ridley Scott: From Cameras to Scripts

Alex Felix and Ridley Scott: From Cameras to Scripts

Many of our alumni, have all kinds of doors open for them after graduating our school, not just in filmmaking but screenwriting as well. Shortly after graduating from Digital Film Academy, Alex Felix was hired by top Director and Producer Ridley Scott, known for such movies as “Alien”, “Blade Runner”, “The Martian” and Oscar winner “Gladiator”.

Alex was officially brought on to adapt Vicious, a V.E. Schwab / Victoria Schwab novel about two pre-med students who discover how people can develop superpowers, with devastating consequences. Scott Free Productions, Ridley Scott’s production company, and Story Mining & Supply Co. bought the rights to the book with the intention that Ridley Scott will be co-producing.

Alex credits his writing success to his real-life experiences and his filmmaking background, as a graduate of Digital Film Academy. He recalls his film studies at the New York academy as extremely important because it taught him to see things visually. Being able to “visualize what the end product needs to look like” is more important in the world of screenwriting than people realize. It’s certainly helped garner Felix much-deserved attention. At DFA you will get excellent value for a very fair tuition cost. In fact, Digital Film Academy has one of the lowest tuition rates in NYC film courses. Here you can compare the cost of film schools in the USA.

Note: For many of our students who need help with covering tuition we offer The Rose Scholarship (for international students and U.S. citizens and permanent residents): as part of our One Year Programs. This is a needs-based scholarship and is based on rewarding students of strong academic performance. The Rose Scholarship is up to a value of $2,400 and is available to domestic students and as a scholarship for international students.

Ridley Scott had a commercial breakthrough with the science-fiction horror film Alien (1979). He is also known for the dystopian sci-fi film Blade Runner (1982), Best Picture Oscar winner Gladiator (2000), and science fiction film The Martian (2015).

Ridley Scott is known for his atmospheric visual style, containing memorable images of environments, whether Rome (Gladiator), Jerusalem (Kingdom of Heaven), Medieval England (Robin Hood), Mogadishu (Black Hawk Down) and the futuristic city landscapes of Blade Runner.

Films directed by Ridley Scott

Year
Title
Notes

1977
The Duellists
Directed by Ridley Scott. Also operator

1979
Alien
Directed by Ridley Scott

1982
Blade Runner
Directed by Ridley Scott

1985
Legend
Directed by Ridley Scott

1987
Someone to Watch Over Me
Directed by Ridley Scott (Also executive producer)

1989
Black Rain
Directed by Ridley Scott

1991
Thelma & Louise
Directed by Ridley Scott (Also executive producer)

1992
1492: Conquest of Paradise
Directed by Ridley Scott (Also producer)

1996
White Squall
Directed by Ridley Scott (Also executive producer)

1997
G.I. Jane
Directed by Ridley Scott (Also producer)

2000
Gladiator
Directed by Ridley Scott

2001
Hannibal
Directed by Ridley Scott (Also producer)

2001
Black Hawk Down
Directed by Ridley Scott (Also producer)

2003
Matchstick Men
Directed by Ridley Scott (Also producer)

2005
Kingdom of Heaven
Directed by Ridley Scott (Also producer)

2006
A Good Year
Directed by Ridley Scott (Also producer)

2007
American Gangster
Directed by Ridley Scott (Also producer)

2008
Body of Lies
Directed by Ridley Scott (Also producer)

2010
Robin Hood
Directed by Ridley Scott (Also producer)

2012
Prometheus
Directed by Ridley Scott (Also producer)

2013
The Counselor
Directed by Ridley Scott (Also producer)

2014
Exodus: Gods and Kings
Directed by Ridley Scott (Also producer)

2015
The Martian
Directed by Ridley Scott (Also producer)

2017
Alien: Covenant
Directed by Ridley Scott (Also producer)

2017
All the Money in the World
Directed by Ridley Scott (Also producer)

As Producer

Year
Title
Notes

1994
Monkey Trouble
Executive

1994
The Browning Version

1998
Clay Pigeons

2000
Where the Money Is

2005
In Her Shoes

2006
Tristan & Isolde
Executive

2007
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

2009
Tell-Tate Cracks
Executive producer

2010
Welcome to the Rileys
Executive producer

2010
Cyrus
Executive producer

2011
The A-Team
Executive producer

2011
The Grey
Executive producer

2013
The East Stoker
Executive producer

2013
Welcome to the Punch
Executive producer

2013
Out of the Furnace
Executive producer

2014
Before I Go to Sleep
Executive producer

2014
Get Santa
Executive producer

2015
Child 44
Executive producer

2015
Equals
Executive producer

2015
Concussion
Executive producer

2016
Morgan
Executive producer

2016
Mindhorn
Executive producer

2017
Newness
Executive producer

2017
Phoenix Forgotten
Executive producer

2017
Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House
In post-production

2017
Blade Runner 2049
Executive producer; in post-production

2017
Murder on the Orient Express
In post-production

2017
The Aftermath
In post-production

Television

Year
Title
Notes

2005–2010
Numbers
Producer

2009–2016
The Good Wife
Executive producer

2010
The Pillars of the Earth
Executive producer

2011
Prophets of Science Fiction
Executive producer

2011
Gettysburg
Executive producer

2012
Britain in a Day
Executive producer

2012
Coma
Developer

2012
World Without End
Executive producer

2012
Labyrinth
Executive producer

2013
Killing Lincoln
Developer

2013
Killing Kennedy
Developer

2014
Halo: Nightfall
Executive producer

2015
Killing Jesus
Developer

2015–present
The Man in the High Castle
Executive producer

2016–2017
Mercy Street
Executive producer

2016
BrainDead
Executive producer

2017–present
Taboo
Executive producer

2017–present
The Good Fight
Executive producer

Commercials

Year
Title

1973
Bike Round for Hovis

1979
Chanel… Share the fantasy for Chanel

1984
1984 for Apple Computer

1986
Deficit Trials on YouTube for W.R. Grace

1986
The Choice of a New Generation for Pepsi (Starred Don Johnson and Glenn Frey)

1992
Nissan 300ZX Twin Turbo Super Bowl commercial

1995
Hutchison Telecom Future Thoughts RSA / Orange Telecom

1995
“La Légende de Quézac”

2012
Fame for Lady Gaga Fame (Executive producer)

2012
Coca-Cola’s The Polar Bears (producer)

2016
“Ridley Scott + IBM Watson: A Conversation” on YouTube for IBM

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