Alex Burr is a documentary film producer and director based in Vancouver, BC. He is currently producing a one hour episode for Wild Canadian Weather - a five-part blue chip CBC series that is exploring how weather shapes the landscapes, wildlife and people across the country.
Alex recently co wrote, directed and produced Grasslands: A Hidden Wilderness - released on CBC in September 2019. It is being distributed internationally by Terra Mater Factual Studios as North America’s Hidden Wilderness (1x 60 min). Grasslands shines a light on the continent’s wild heartland - an endangered and often unprotected place - while profiling some of those people who are working to keep it wild. The film took home top honours in the “People and Wild Species” category at the Jackson Wild “World Wildlife Day” Film Showcase at the UN Headquarters in New York City.
Between 2015 and 2017, Alex worked as a researcher on The Wild Canadian Year - a five-part legacy series for CBC’s The Nature of Things, which took home Best Science/ Nature Series at the Canadian Screen Awards in 2017.
Prior to that, Alex worked on a variety of award-winning factual programs and series including Jade Fever (Discovery Channel), and Ice Pilots NWT (History Television), winner of the 2015 Canadian Screen Awards for Best Factual Series.
Born in the Rocky Mountains, Alex’s love for the outdoors was incubated from the word go. He started making movies early on but it took a few years before those two passions became intertwined. Alex believes whole-heartedly in the power of a good story to help inspire and contribute positively to the world at large.