Alexandre Alonso is a director, producer, and actor in Brazil. He has acted among Brazilian superstars and even American fellow actors in Cadillac Respect. He is only 22 years old, yet his MDB page lists more than 45 films.
Alexandre, what moment started your acting career? Well, I guess it was around 2010, I had made some projects in 2008, but I joined this collective of people to produce independent sketches on youtube. At the time we were praised by Fernando Meirelles, a Brazilian director who’s responsible for the Oscar hit the City of God. So around this time, I was beginning to act and write cinematic projects.
When did you move from acting only to also producing and directing films? Actually, I started producing and making prosthetic make up at the time of 2010 as I entered the CMTV group. As time went by in 2014 I produced my first film PALMOS that was showcased in more than five festivals around the world. Palmos was seen a lot of times and at that moment I distributed the film throughout Indie Reign, a Netflix for independent cinema.
Is being an actor from an early age demanding? Would you have changed anything? Well, it’s definitely demanding. I’m 22 years old, so in 2010 I was a teenager, with hormones, questions, doubts, and fears. As any teenager is. So being online and receiving comments, sometimes bad ones, bad feedbacks, meant to hurt; That was a lot to take in an early age. But at the same time, I get to know some ”industry” secrets from an early point, which gave me the chance to make movies with the same camera as Fast and Furious and act among actors from SOPRANOS, BATMAN, TRAINING DAY and MIB.
What achievement do you value most in your career and why? Definitely born splendid and complexed. These two films are really important to me because they are biographical takes of my life. Being able to act along Antonio Petrin from Kiss of the spider woman was a pleasure. Along Christiane Tricerri two, an actress famous for the stage and Brazilian soap operas.
Where do you plan to be in 5 years business-wise? I really hope that I will be in full-length films. This year I will be in DRACULA and Sex, pizza and horror tales. These two movies are made by great Brazilian production companies and I can’t wait.
Thank you for an interesting interview.