NY, NY – Alex is a writer, filmmaker, and native New Yorker. A graduate of Harvard University (magna cum laude) and a recipient of the Stichting De Ateliers international artists fellowship (The Netherlands), she draws on a background in journalism, production, and filmmaking. Previously a producer for MTV News and an editor for Rolling Stone, she has contributed to New York Magazine, Slate, Artforum, Bookforum, and others, and been a guest correspondent for CBS, MSNBC, the BBC and National Public Radio. Her first feature, the documentary AMERICAN MYSTIC – charting the practices of a witch, a Lakota Sioux sundancer and a young Spiritualist medium – premiered in competition in the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival and was released by Kino Lorber in 2011. She recently co-produced the documentary ME AT THE ZOO (executive-produced by Michael Stipe of R.E.M.), which premiered at Sundance 2012 and has been distributed by HBO Films. She is currently at work on a non-fiction book about present-day American witchcraft, due in fall 2013 to publishing house Farrar, Straus & Giroux. Mar was a 2012 Yaddo Artist-in-Residence, as well as a 2012 MacDowell Fellow.