Alec Von Bargen was born in New York City and studied Dramatic Arts, Art History and Photography. He has worked as an actor in productions screened at the Cannes, Berlin and Sundance film festivals, helmed by the likes of Robert de Niro, Francis Ford Coppola, Gary Walkow, Salim Nayar and Gabriel Beristain, among others. He adapted the award-winning stage production of CLOSET LAND (winner of Mexico’s FONCA grant) and wrote TARANTATA (Onassis Playwriting Competition Finalist, Greece). Alec is also a well-established visual artist. His work has won numerous awards, the latest being the 2017 International Fine Art Photographer Award in Paris, the 2018 IPA’s, the 2018 International Color Photography Awards and the 11th edition of the Pollux Awards. Alec is currently Visual Advisor for the Venice Film Festival’s ‘Biennale College Cinema’ and he is the director and creator of the artist collective ‘The Crema Collective’.