Alex Fischman Cárdenas was born and raised in Lima, Perú. He's passionate about using film to capture intimate and honest stories from diverse individuals. At 17, he directed the award-winning short film La Vieja Quinta, which traveled across the festival circuit from Los Angeles to Denver to Seoul. In 2016, Alex moved to the US to study film and graduated from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. Since then Alex has continued to direct short films (Alienación, Ovejas y Lobos) documentaries (Teeth, Starr), and commissioned work (United Nations, Pangea, Jacob Jonas The Company).

Let’s work together!


Short Doc (2021)

Coming Soon.

Neptune’s Dreams

Dance Film (2021)

Coming Soon.


Short Doc (2021)

A year after covid ravaged New York, Ikeem "Teeth" Jones reflects on his legacy as the city's best subway dancer.




Narrative Short (2020)

After being rejected by the girl of his dreams because of the color of his skin, Roberto Lopez will transform himself from a brown-skinned Peruvian into a blonde American.


La Vieja Quinta

Narrative Short (2015)

Memo's life is simple, he wakes up, eats cereal, listens to music, reads, and plays the crossword puzzle; all of that changes when a new pain-in-the-ass neighbor moves in next door.

  • Holly Shorts Film Festival 2015
  • Sacramento International Film Festival 2015
  • Denver Film Festival 2015
  • Festival de Cine de Lima 2015
  • Moscow International Film Festival 2016