Alexandra Cuerdo

Location New York
Bio

Director of ULAM: Main Dish

Director Writer Film Editor
Projects
5 Projects

Work History

Grant Recipient
VSCO®
Apr 2019 - Present
Oakland, CA
Director, Producer, Writer
"ULAM: Main Dish"?
Aug 2015 - Present
Creator of ULAM: Main Dish, a feature documentary following the rise of the Filipino food movement via chefs crossing over to the center of the American table. MSN ranks ULAM as one of the “Top 5 Food Documentaries to Watch” now. ULAM had its sold-out world premiere as one of 5 films in Launch at the San Francisco International Film Festival in April 2018, and has continued to play sold-out screenings at festivals in Hawaii, San Diego, Newport Beach and Los Angeles. It has been selected as the Closing Night film for the 2018 Asian American International Film Festival in New York City. The Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Jonathan Gold called Alexandra’s film a “love letter” to Filipino food, and Stark Insider has crowned ULAM with “Four Stars -- Smashing.”
Editor
BuzzFeed
Aug 2018 - Sep 2018
Greater New York City Area
Editor for BuzzFeed: Tasty, Made By Hand
Video Producer
BuzzFeed
Sep 2017 - Mar 2018
Greater New York City Area
Produced, directed and edited viral video content for BuzzFeed, focusing on lifestyle, beauty and fashion. Created videos that achieved over 150 million views and over 1 million shares on Facebook. Produced the #1 most shared video on beauty brand Top Knot for September, October and November 2017, as well as January 2018. Assisted a team of 5 with the launch of global beauty brand As/Is, focusing on empowering, body-positive lifestyle content for millennial audiences.
Producers' Assistant
Sony Pictures Entertainment
Sep 2016 - Nov 2016
Greater New York City Area
ROUGH NIGHT | SONY PICTURES | Sept - Nov 2016 Assistant to executive producer Matt Hirsch and producer Matt Tolmach on Sony feature film in NY, starring Scarlett Johansson, Zoe Kravitz, Ilana Glazer and Kate McKinnon.
Assistant Director
Orion Pictures
Sep 2015 - Feb 2016
Greater New York City Area
THE PRICE | ORION PICTURES | Sept 2015, Jan - Feb 2016 Second assistant director on SXSW-premiering feature film, shot in LA and NY starring Sense8’s Aml Ameen.
Freelance Production Manager and Production Coordinator
Walt Disney Imagineering
Mar 2013 - Aug 2015
Glendale, CA
THE IRON MAN EXPERIENCE | WALT DISNEY IMAGINEERING & MARVEL STUDIOS | June - Aug 2015 Managed visual effects and live action shoots for the IRON MAN EXPERIENCE in Disneyland Hong Kong. Freelance production coordinator for the Walt Disney Theme Parks, including the project work on PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN for Disney Shanghai.
Producers' Assistant
Ecstasy Film Inc.
May 2015
Cannes Area, France
CANNES FILM FESTIVAL | ROB HEYDON | May 2015 Assistant for the Cannes Film Festival in France.
Cast Assistant
Sony Pictures Entertainment
Feb 2015 - May 2015
Greater New York City Area
MONEY MONSTER | SONY PICTURES | Feb - May 2015 Assistant to George Clooney, Julia Roberts and Jack O’Connell on Sony feature film in NY, dir. Jodie Foster.
Coordinating Producer
Participant Media
Jun 2012 - Feb 2013
Beverly Hills, CA
Produced 100 episodes of digital content for PIVOT’s daily flagship show BFD, for Youtube’s 100 funded channels.
Executive Assistant
Sony Pictures Entertainment
Sep 2011 - May 2012
Motion Picture Creative Group
Worked with the offices of Chairwoman Amy Pascal and President Doug Belgrad. Worked with 9 creative film executives, including managing meetings and schedules.
Intern
Out of the Blue Entertainment
Mar 2011 - Jun 2011
Assisted Sid Ganis, Producer and former President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. Assisted Nancy Hult-Ganis, Producer of Pan Am.

Education

BA Film and Television
University of California, Los Angeles
2009 - 2011
University of California, San Diego
2007 - 2009

Skills