Alex Frayne

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Alex Frayne
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Born 3 August 1975
London, England
Occupation Film director
Years active 1993 - present

Alex Frayne is an Adelaide-based Australian film director whose films have received attention locally and abroad. He studied Film at the Flinders University of South Australia, where he met long-time collaborator and cinematographer Nick Matthews. With Matthews and school friend Tom Heuzenroeder, he formed Sputnik Films [au].


Alex Frayne graduated from Flinders University with a Bachelor of Arts in 1996, moving straight into production with a series of short films from 1998-2004.

He then directed, edited, and produced his debut feature film Modern Love in 2006. It screened at over 30 world festivals, secured theatrical releases in Australia, NZ and the UK, and was released on DVD via the Accent Underground label.[1] In the US the film was released by Seminal Films.[2]

Variety critic Richard Kuipers hailed the film:[3]

"...unlike anything else in the Australian genre catalogue" destined for..."cult status..."

He is a recognized photographer who won the 2010 Atkins SALA South Australian Living Artists Festival Photographic Award[4] and was semi finalist in the 2010 Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize.[5]

He plays Jazz piano and holds of one of the world's largest rare jazz fusion and funk music collections. He also plays competitive Texas Hold'em Poker and tennis.[6] He is based at the South Australian Film Corporation,[7] and is due to direct his second feature film Texas Dolly, in mid-2011.


  • La Famille (1993)
  • Zoyd (1995)
  • The Art of Tabloid (1997)
  • Doctor by Day (2000)
  • The Longing (2003) doco
  • Modern Love (film) (2006)


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