Today we’d like to introduce you to Alexander Stamm.
Alexander, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I started off as a child actor when I was nine years old. Since then, my roots and foundation have been within film and television production and media creation. As I grew out of acting and felt more connected to the development side and behind camera aspects of the entertainment industry, I decided it was time for me to seek an education and attend film school. Within my journey through film school, I met a production designer (Eloise Ayala) – this was the beginning of the rest of my life. I fell deeply in love with Art Direction, worked in the field while still in school. Art Directing for HBO as well as features and many music videos and commercials. I managed to keep my grades up, excel in my projects, therefore the school allowed me to take some liberties with my time and really work to learn within the industry.
After my graduation, I continued to further my career in Art Direction, working with many incredible designers such as Eloise Ayala, Vanessa Fiddler and Darcy Scanlin. All for whom I am so grateful to have had take me under their wings. I proceeded to transition from independent features into television and was able to join the Art Directors Guild IATSE Local 800. I have Art Directed many projects with Netflix, Food Network, HBO and am continuing to further my career. Fortunately – in some live event art direction freelance work – I was recommended through Darcy to join the Little Cinema team led by creative visionary, Jay Rinsky. This is where COVID-19 kicks in. As the world came to a halt, and Art Direction jobs were no more, I was able to help assist Jay and Little Cinema in the development of Little Cinema Digital. Little Cinema Digital is the ultimate virtual events platform. We are currently producing live virtual events for such major companies as TNT, HBOMax, National Geographic, CBS All Access, MGM and many more. Our goal is to fill aspects of the social void left open due to the devastating pandemic we are all facing.
Has it been a smooth road?
All good journeys are never on a completely smooth terrain. Financially Los Angeles has always been a tough giant to battle. My education, even with scholarships, was far from cheap. Throughout the whole college experience, I found myself going to school full time, working at two restaurants, freelancing with an AD agency and Art Directing whatever I could get my hands on. Survival was not just a financial battle, but a necessity to strive for future in the entertainment sector that I dreamed of living in. To say it was exhausting is by far an understatement; however, I do equate it to the values and work ethic that I hold now. I do believe, beyond my creative senses, that this work ethic has a huge roll in my success and will also determine what my future looks like.
We’d love to hear more about your business.
I am the Executive Vice President of Client Relations. I essentially am the communication center for the company as well as help with the development and execution of any creative partnerships with our clients. I as well am still a motion picture and television Art Director. My heart is always in building environments and experiences that bring the masses into a dreamed up world. Fortunately for me, Art Direction and Little Cinema both allow me to exercise my passion and create worlds with in many different mediums.
I am certainly so proud of our Little Cinema team for their drive towards excellence and their natural ability to continually innovate in such unchartered territories.
Is our city a good place to do what you do?
Oh absolutely! Los Angeles is the media capital of the world. Most agencies exist here or are in NY and LA such as we are.
- Website: www.littlecinema.net, www.alexanderchristianstamm.com
- Email: Alex.Stamm@Littlecinema.net
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