BiographyCalled « The new reference of the 7th Art in Africa » by Forbes Africa, « The new prodigy of the Ivorian cinema » by Elle Magazine Ivory Coast, and most recently mentioned in the list of the « 100 Most Influent persons in Africa in 2017 » by New African Magazine, Alexandra Amon is well on her way to become one of Africa's brightest filmmakers.
In just seven years, the beautiful French-Ivorian has managed to establish herself as a successful producer, actress & screenwriter since she emerged in 2014 with the Ivorian TV series Chroniques Africaines in which she made her acting & producing debut.
Born in Neuilly Sur Seine (Paris), Alexandra spent her childhood in Paris and consecutively lived in Ivory Coast and the United States where she completed her high school and secondary studies. Daughter of an Ivorian diplomat, Alexandra is the youngest of a family of four siblings.
Her first encounter with acting and stage was at the young age of 11, when she performed the character of Harpagon in L' Avare of French legendary playwright Molière during her French class, for which she earned a grade of 19/20 ( equivalent of A); it was during her high school years that she developed a keen passion for literature, filmmaking and an ease to perform publicly. After earning her Baccalauréat (high school diploma) in French Literature & foreign languages, she moved to the United States to complete her college studies.
In May 2006, she graduated from New York City's art school, the Pratt Institute with a B.F.A in Communication Design and chose to return to her home country in 2008 to launch her filmmaking career. It was after an internship at American photographer David La Chapelle's studio and during her senior year at Pratt that her path towards becoming a filmmaker became clear ; she decided to pursue a career in film instead of advertising.
She worked for 2 years as a junior Art director at Mc Cann Ivory Coast, and founded her film production company ZIV in 2012 with the purpose of developing both television and film projects. Since its inception, ZIV has catered to international channels such as Canal + Afrique, Nollywood TV, TV5 Monde, StarTimes, BET France, Nigeria's Red TV, with productions broadcast across the continent and overseas and dubbed in several languages. In an industry dominated by middle-aged producers, her first major achievement came when she became the first and youngest female producer from Ivory Coast to have signed a deal with French broadcasting giant Canal + at in Abidjan in 2014. Her talent has been rewarded multiple times. In 2013, she was selected to join other women directors in a documentary competition led by Canal+ Afrique « L' Afrique au Féminin » ; She wrote, directed and produced the documentary " Fashion for Change" featuring Ivorian designers Loza Maléombho and Pathé Ouedraogo; In early 2015, she won the award for Best TV Serie at 2015 the prestigious Fespaco Film festival in Burkina Faso for Chroniques Africaines directed by her sister Marie AMON.
Following the examples of successful actresses/producers like Issa Rae and UK's Michaela Coel, the series that she created and stars in 'Boutique Hotel' became the first Ivorian TV program to broadcast on an international network : BET France ( Black Entertainment Television ). Her new romantic comedy series « 20.30.40 » is set to air in 2019, and will star in upcoming feature films to be released in theaters throughout Africa in late 2019 & 2020.
Elected Member of the Academy of Television Arts & Science in September 2019 - home of the International Emmys - she is currently writing her first feature film.
FASHION FOR CHANGE Documentary (2013) ( Canal + )
CHRONIQUES AFRICAINES (2015)
BOUTIQUE HOTEL (2017)
NOUS 3 (2018)