Alexander Ullom is a filmmaker, screenwriter, and creative director
from Tampa, Fl.
His short films have played at festivals from Florida to the UK. He's been commissioned to write two features, worked with NFL Network, and during covid worked as a Writer at Company Man Studios in Tampa, FL where he helped write spots for brands such as Lowe's and Arm & Hammer. He's also writing this bio in third person, hoping it doesn't sound pretentious.
He hopes to one day work in development for television and film, write and direct, and act. Anything involving film, really.
SPECS / SCRIPTS
TAP OUT 24 min. Short (Comedy/Drama)
At the first (and last) joint Thanksgiving, a biracial college student is pressured to pick between his White upbringing and his Jamaican Chinese heritage.
My mom left Jamaica when she was 12. My father is from the West Virginia backwoods “opioid epicenter of the world”. Both had different ideas on how to raise me. At the time, I was embarrassed by my heritage, and wanted nothing more than to be another suburban teen. However, this stark culture clash was a big part of what shaped me, and my voice. It's a true story, so I wanted to try and be honest with my jaded younger self and portray the misguided guidance I was shown by both sides of my family. We still haven't had a joint thanksgiving since.
References: The Farewell, Krisha, Crazy Rich Asians
ONE-WAY 90 min. Feature (Comedy/Horror)
A group of friends discover the road they're on... isn't ending.
I've always wanted to merge the hangout comedy with horror. My goal with this film was to capture the most realistically fun banter between friends while forcing them through an existential nightmare. Sort of like how my college experience was. I'm a huge fan of both genres, and plan on making this film this year (2021) with an angel investor and crowdfunding. It's not a lot, but enough to shoot 90 minutes in a car with four actors. This script is the most fun I've ever had writing, and hope that when someone is reads or watches, they feel as if they're a part of the conversation and terror as well.
References: It Follows, Final Destination, Dazed and Confused
SLEAZE 30 min. Pilot/Series (Coming of Age/Thriller/Crime)
Four college criminals are sentenced to group therapy only to realize… it’s easier to steal when you have friends. Now they’re working on a scam so big it’ll hold the city for ransom.
Based on the ransomware attacks on Riviera Beach, FL, this series is almost like a chemistry experiment with the main group. Finding solidarity in odd, often immoral similarity. It's still in an early phase, but I was lucky enough to get this show in a pitch deck to Snapchat originals and Facebook Watch before COVID hit. The pilot follows the set up- but the rest of the show truly covers the character dynamics. Think Ocean's 11 meets End of The F*cking World meets that kid you knew in high school that sold fake ID's.
References: Ocean's Franchise, Mr. Robot, Good Time
COMEDY / ACTING
Sketch Comedy (2018)
4 min. 230k Views.
Comedy Documentary (2018)
17 min. 4 Festivals.
Two computer scientists trying to digitally model a brain for tumor research accidentally create a sentient program with its own identity.
Social Network meets Primer
NEXT EXIT, TURN LEFT
Documentary, Directed by Defunctland (Reality/Comedy)
In this docu-comedy series, an ambitious filmmaker visits the most bizarre roadside attractions and tourist traps in America to speak with the eccentric people that operate them.
Nathan For You meets How To With John Wilson
A GEN Z SKETCH SHOW
Writer, Actor, Director
Web Series (Comedy)
A rapid fire sketch show for the pre-adults with short attention spans and addiction to memes.
I Think You Should Leave meets Eric Andre meets Tik-Tok
Feature, Directed by Carrie Carusone (Drama)
A teenage vagabond searches for permanence in the abandoned homes of rural Florida. Crossing many paths but only choosing a few, she exposes three girls to the harsh realities of her lifestyle.
REDDIT IN VR
Virtual Reality Social Network
Focused, group discussion-based hangout space.
Hired by REALITY MACHINE, Guy Scavone
THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.