Alex Nystrom

     Alex Nystrom is an Ojibwe writer, director and producer from Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is an enrolled member of the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians. Alex currently lives and works in Los Angeles, his most recent experience being director’s assistant to Amman Abbasi, director of Dayveon (Sundance Film Festival ‘17).
As a writer, Alex was a fellow in the 2021 Native American Media Alliance’s TV Writer’s Lab, and developed a pilot called Between. Between was most recently selected for the 2nd annual Indigenous List (2022) on The Black List, which highlights the top up-and-coming Indigenous film and television writers in the United States.
As a director, Alex Nystrom’s short film Four Nights and a Fire was a recipient of a production grant via Voices With Impact 2022 and was also selected for Vision Maker Media’s Creative Shorts Fellowship 2022. It is currently on the festival circuit, and has played several festivals including Palm Springs International Shortfest 2023.
As a producer, his last credit is on the documentary short, Udaan (Soar), for Hindsight 2020 via Firelight Media, which premiered at AFI DOCS and resides at PBS. He’s also currently producing Abbasi’s upcoming narrative feature film.