Alexandra Friedman

set & production design | costume design | fabrication

Alex Friedman creates environments for performance - in found locations, onstage, on screen, and on the body. She is especially excited about new work and having an open collaborative process. Alex aims to engage diverse audiences, exploding their preconceived notions of what theatre and film can be, and is interested in media that embrace the tactile craft of design.

Born in St Petersburg, Russia, Alex is a native of New York City and an alumna of Brandeis University and CalArts. Her design work has been presented at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and throughout the SF Bay Area. She is currently is based out of Los Angeles, having most recently worked as a set designer for LAIKA, the stop-motion animation studio in Portland, OR.

production DESIGN

eclipse, directed by jerrold chong

Eclipse is a short stop-motion film about a son’s visit to his long-estranged father, on the day of an impending solar eclipse. An event of cosmic significant coincides with an emotional revelation for father and son.

I worked closely with the director (who also wrote the piece, and built and animated the puppets) to develop the aesthetic for this film’s world, with its different textures of paper and rich colors. I also constructed the log cabin and lake sets, and led the build of the train.

written and animated by Jerrold Chong

costume design by Jessica Dabovich

assistant production design by Joseph Jin

art direction by Bora Lee & Chase Ko

additional set design and construction by Anna Jaewon Kim & Jiaying Wang

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