Alexandra Johnes

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Alexandra Johnes
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Alexandra Johnes
Occupation Producer (film), actor
Years active 1987–present

Alexandra Johnes is an American documentary film producer and former actress. As a producer, Johnes is known for films including The Square, Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, and Doubletime. She has worked as a Producer with various directors, including Alex Gibney, Eugene Jarecki and Jehane Noujaim.[1] In 2013, Johnes received a Primetime Emmy Award for producing Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God.[2] During her acting career, Johnes' film credits include starring roles as the Childlike Empress in The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter, and Phoebe in Zelly and Me, alongside Isabella Rossellini and David Lynch, as well as guest appearances on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Sabrina, the Teenage Witch.


Johnes graduated with a BFA from the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University (NYU).[3] From 2007 through 2012, Johnes ran Jigsaw Productions for Academy Award-winning director Alex Gibney,[4][5] managing aspects of development and production. In 2012, Johnes received a Transatlantic Partnership (TAP) Producing Fellowship [6] from the Independent Filmmaker Project,.[7]

Johnes leads the production company Special Projects.

Johnes' sister Stephanie also works in film.[8] Stephanie directed and filmed the 2007 documentary Doubletime, on which Alexandra worked as a Producer.



Year Title Role Notes
2017 The Mars Generation Executive producer
2016 Holy Hell Producer
2015 Frame by Frame Executive producer
2015 The Witch Executive producer
2013 The Square Co-producer/Executive producer
2012 The House I Live In Consulting producer
2012 Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God Producer
2012 Rafea: Solar Mama Supervising producer
2011 Magic Trip: Ken Kesey's Search for a Kool Place Producer
2011 The Last Gladiators Co-producer
2011 Reagan Consulting producer
2010 Casino Jack and the United States of Money Co-producer
2010 Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer Production executive
2010 Freakonomics: The Movie Segment producer
2010 My Trip to Al-Qaeda Producer
2009 Money-Driven Medicine Production executive
2008 Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson Production executive
2007 Doubletime Producer, Sound recordist


Year Title Role Notes
1997 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Sheila Martini episode: School Hard (S2E3)
1997 Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Hillary episode: Hilda and Zelda: the Teenage Years (S1E15)
1990 The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter Childlike Empress
1988 Zelly and Me Phoebe

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Title of work Result
2013 Primetime Emmy Award Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God Won

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Alexandra Johnes". Retrieved 2014-03-09. 
  2. ^ "Emmys - Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God". Retrieved 2014-02-25. 
  3. ^ "New York Film Academy: Faculty, Documentary Department". Retrieved 2014-03-09. 
  4. ^ "Jigsaw Productions: Staff and Collaborators". Retrieved 2014-03-09. 
  5. ^ "Noujaim Films Presents:Rafea: Solar Mama" (PDF) (Press release). Noujaim Films. 2014-01-29. Retrieved 2014-03-09. 
  6. ^ "IFP International Fellowships". 2013-03-03. Retrieved 2014-03-09. 
  7. ^ "2012 Project Forum Slate". Retrieved 2014-03-09. 
  8. ^ "Indiewire: Award-Winning Doc 'Doubletime' Coming To DVD, VOD, Digital Download On September 25". 2012-08-29. Retrieved 2014-03-09.