After starting as a singer-songwriter, Alejandra Hou felt inspired to direct her music videos, ultimately leading her to pursue what would be her biggest passion, filmmaking. This led her to enroll at The Los Angeles Film School, where she started to get more involved in the filmmaking process but specifically found a huge passion for directing, editing, and writing.
As a multicultural raised person born and raised in Panama by Chinese parents, she finds inspiring to discover, create, and share stories with significant meaning to create awareness about different aspects of life.
"Storytelling has always been a healing process for me during my growth and still it is. It helped me escape from my reality and the strict Chinese culture in which I grew up."
Her first short film called "Pulse", directed and edited by her, won five awards such as Best LGBT Short, Best Female Director, Best Student Director, Best Short Film, and Best LGBT Short.
In 2020, her thesis short film titled "Inside the Notebook" is in festival runs and has won 14 awards so far such as Best Fantasy, Best Student Film, Best Makeup and Hairstyling, Best Costume Design, Best Production Design, Best Cinematography, Best Actress.
Currently, Alejandra is working on different parts of production from the camera department, AD, to PA as a freelancer and as an employee in Estrella Media, Inc., a Spanish speaker TV studio located in Burbank, CA.
Related: Double A Films (Co-Founder)
"Making a movie and not directing the little moments is like drinking a soda and leaving the little slurp puddle for someone else."
~ Steven Spielberg
Languages: Spanish (native), English, and Chinese (hakka)
Production: 1st AC, 2nd AC, Camera Operator, Grip, Script Supervisor
Softwares: Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, Davinci Resolve, Pro Tools, Photoshop, Media Encoder, Frame Forge, After Effects, SketchUp, Final Draft, Logic Pro, Layout, Movie Magic Budgeting, Movie Magic Scheduling, Microsoft Office, Google Suite, Adobe Creative Cloud