Female Filmmakers Fuse

Alexa Polar

Bio: 

Alexa Polar is an award-winning Writer and Director, she was born in Lima, Peru. She was raised in Long Beach, California. The only daughter of six, to parents Roberto and Carmen Polar. Alexa graduated with honors from high school and was offered a scholarship for her written work. Instead of attending college, she decided to pursue a philanthropic route and attempted to sign up for the Peace Corp. Since she wasn't a full United States Citizen, Alexa decided to enlist in the military, where she served a brief but memorable term with the United States Army. After returning home, Alexa attended college and worked as both a freelance writer and did customer service for a real estate office. From time to time, Alexa would produce documentary films for causes, to raise funding for each cause, giving 100% of the proceeds to the causes. She made these films with her film partner, Robin Pabello. She earned a degree in Paralegal studies and worked for a law firm in the entertainment field. With unjust circumstances out of her control, as life tossed a wrench in her life. 

Alexa felt the need and forced to start life over. As she did, she found it a surprising blessing as she was taken towards the better pathway in life that leads her to meet some of the most amazing people in the industry. She studied film at Orange Coast College, where she received a scholarship under a documentary pitch competition related to social awareness. She pitched the idea of America Foreclosed and won. With her renewed and found connections, Alexa was able to produce her own original work in short films, and re-visit her feature-length written work. Her short films have been selected for various film festivals nationwide, and her documentary short film America Foreclosed was award Best Documentary Short at the Film Miami Fest in 2015.  Alexa is considered a philanthropist and enjoys producing films with a message.

Show Time: 
Sunday 12:00PM - 12:59PM
(PST)
Show Description: 

A podcast that will focus on promoting and empowering women in the film and television industry. Each week we will have a different guest from various career categories in the entertainment industry, sharing insightful information on various current event topics.
 

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May 2018

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