Alex West

Documentary Producer, Writer & Director

Alex West has produced and directed over 40 factual and documentary series and specials for many TV networks, including BBC, C4, Five, ABC, SBS, and National Geographic.

He began his career in the USA before working with the BBC. As an EP at Wall to Wall Media, he co-created the celebrity genealogy hit global series "Who Do You Think You Are?"

In Australia, he's made "Ned Kelly Uncovered" and "Utopia Girls" which was nominated for the 2013 NSW Premiers Award for History. In 2011, "Inside the Firestorm", the story of the Black Saturday Victorian bushfires, won three AFI's as best feature-length documentary. "Immigration Nation: The Secret History of Us" was nominated for the AACTA/AFI as Best Documentary Series and the Prime Ministers Prize for Australian History. Alex is a three-time Logie nominee.

He has recently produced several high-profile ABC doc series: "The Art of Australia", "Bodyline: The Ultimate Test", "Making Australia Great", "Revolution School" and "Monash & Me".

With director Nicholas Brown, Alex won the Emmy Award for Best Nature Film for “The Serengeti Rules” in 2020.

Alex was appointed Head of Documentary at Screen Australia in July 2021. Completing the role in Dec 2023.