Film Independent

Sonic Boom


Sloan Grant Won: 
2015, Screenplay, Columbia University

Project Type: Feature
Genre: Comedy
Length: 90 pages
Field of Science: Audiology, Electrical Engineering
Stage: Development


When a disgruntled weapons developer has a crisis of conscience, he assembles a ragtag group of activists and engineers, who surreptitiously contract the town’s worst krautrock band to help them weaponize audio. A science-based comedy about a few ruthless hippies and the advent of non-lethal weaponry.


Alex has been writing and directing since his dreadful all-boys Catholic high school days. His projects have been featured in numerous festivals and venues, including SXSW, FantasticFest, SPIN, NME, and the IFC Center in New York. Alex recently completed his MFA in Directing at Columbia University, where he won the Sloan Screenplay Competition and was awarded the Lewis Cole Award for Excellence.