Alexander M. Collins is an award-winning director.

In 2005, he enlisted into the United States Marine Corps in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Alexander made three combat deployments to Iraq with 1st Battalion 7th Marines, Suicide Charley. 

After being honorably discharged, he earned his Bachelor's Degree from the Art Institute of California - San Francisco in Digital Filmmaking and Video Production. During this time, he wrote, directed, and edited several short films. His first short film, The Refrigerator was Official Selection from the Virgins and Rejects Film Festival.

In 2012, his short film Guilt won 1st place from the California Independent Film Festival during the Iron Filmmaker contest. It also won Best Performance and was nominated for Best Cinematography. Guilt was also Film of the Month on the Indie Demand website.

In 2015, Alexander earned his Master's degree in Film Directing from the prestigious American Film Institute in Los Angeles. His thesis film, The Strangeness of Coming Home, was Official Selection by the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards. 

Currently, you can find Alexander hiking through the mountains of Tuolumne County, drinking iced coffee, and writing the script for his next project.