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.

COSTUME DESIGN

RICKY'S BABY, DIRECTED BY MELANIE AITKENHEAD

When the story of Ricky’s Baby begins, the eponymous hero feels pretty satisfied with his life: his car is a cool '68 Firebird, his girlfriend Cherise is a punk-rock angel, and he doesn't need anything more than that. But when Cherise gets knocked up, Ricky's lifestyle is called into question, adulthood comes knocking, and the pair must decide what to do with Ricky's Baby.

I collaborated closely with the director and production designers on this short film, bringing inspiration from the punk scene of the 1970s into the Los Angeles of 2016. The design was highly focused on texture and getting just the right amount of grit.

Starring Jennifer Daley & Goran Ivanovski

Written by Paul Jones

Produced by Michelle Campbell & Tom Goodall

Cinematography by Brian Brooks II & Jenna Bryant

Editing by Jeffrey Gee Chin & Angelica Lopez

Production Design by Alexis Ryan Britt & Olivia Camille Nelson

Hair and Makeup by Yvette Rishton & Hosway Morbak

Assistant Directed by Ewen Wright

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