Alex Farnham          Actor/Filmmaker

Alexander Dane Farnham was born in Burlington, Vermont on October 16, 1987. He moved to Kailua Kona, Hawaii at age five and attended public school until enrolling in Hualalai Academy, a private school strong in the performing arts, for his high school years. After graduating from the Academy he attended L. A. Film School where he completed a 12 month immersion course in filmaking, with concentrations in acting, directing and editing.


He started making videos when he was 12 years old and completed his first commercial film when he was 14. It was a documentary filmed during and for the Jacque Mayol Memorial International Freediving Competition, held in Kona, in 2002. It received a standing ovation when aired at the closing ceremonies of the competition. For the next few years he concentrated on making videos for his own entertainment and developing his film-making and acting skills. During that time he also entered several film competions and contests, usually for marekting purposes, and managed to win or place in several.


After graduating from film school, he started making videos for distribution on YouTube. He now has two very popular YouTube channels and has created over 500 original videos for those channels. His primary channel, MockStars, has garnered over 60 million views and has over 225 thousand subscribers. His videos are predominately comical and cover a variety of timely subjects, especially in the world of entertainment. He has created several music videos and his songs are featured on itunes. com. He has also done several mock audition videos, based on popular recent films or film "sequels."


In September of 2012 he was hired to host a new Discovery Network digital channel entitled Animalist News. In addition to hosting, he researched, wrote and directed many of the 5 times a week episodes about a variety of topics and news in the animal world. A few of the episodes exceeded a million views and one episode exceeded 6 million views. At the time Animalist was one of the most popular channels in Discovery’s digital offerings. Alex left the franchise after about 12 months, when Discovery decided to downsize production significantly.


He is currently working with Maker Studios and creating several new videos per month and seeking to expand his resume as a professional actor. He was the male lead in a full length film produced in Kansas City, yet to be released. He appeared as one of 12 principals in an eight part reality series produced for and released to the web. And he recently appeared as two Johnny Depp characters in a major motion picture released in March of 2012.


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