Filmmaker Alex Moratto is a dual U.S.-Brazilian citizen. He received his B.F.A. from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, School of Filmmaking, where he was awarded the William R. Kenan, Jr. Excellence Scholarship, which pays for tuition, fees, room and board for four years of undergraduate study (2006-2010). He wrote and directed his thesis film THE OTHER SIDE (short) which was honored by the Director's Guild of America (DGA) with a Student Filmmaker Jury Award and showed at Werner Herzog's Rogue Film School Seminar (2010). Upon graduating from Film School, Alex wrote, directed, and edited THE PARTING (short) which premiered at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) and showed at the RiverRun Film Festival (2012). To develop his next work as a writer-director, he received the North Carolina Arts Council Artist Fellowship Grant (2012) and the Film Independent Directing Lab Fellowship, Los Angeles (2013).