Alexander is the digital home of original non-fiction stories from around the world. Bringing together some of the world’s most respected creative talent, Alexander’s feature stories are commissioned from acclaimed global authors and journalists and give unique access to fascinating places, cultures and people.
Using the Alexander mobile app, every original feature is presented in multiple storytelling dimensions—a commissioned written story, an audio performance and a super short film. The crafted film introduces the setting, teases the subject and sets the mood. Audiences then transition into the full story and can read, listen or move seamlessly via The Toggle, a proprietary text-to-audio functionality, between the written word and the audio performance. The convergence creates an immersive storytelling experience that meets the high expectations of discerning audiences everywhere.
Conceived and created by veteran film producer Cameron Lamb, Alexander harnesses the talents of an all-star cast of award-winning authors, A-list actors and celebrated filmmakers. Cameron was born in Sydney and went to school in Adelaide before heading to Hollywood to pursue a career in film. Media is in his blood – his great grandfather was a pioneer of TV and radio in Australia, building up a successful media company which was family run for generations before being sold in 1999.
Commissioned writers include National Book Award winner Colum McCann, National Book Critics Circle Award winner Xiaolu Guo, Two-time Booker Prize-nominated Chigozie Obioma, theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli and National Book Critics Circle Award finalist Valeria Luiselli.
Audio performances include Academy Award nominees Helena Bonham Carter and Richard E. Grant, BAFTA and Golden Globe winner Bill Nighy, BAFTA winners Vanesa Kirby and David Tennant and SAG nominated Dan Stevens along with Daisy Edgar-Jones, Ṣope Dìrísù and Nathalie Emmanuel among others.
Super short films come from directors including Charlotte Wales and Derek Zheng, and star the likes of Emma Corrin (debuting as Princess Diana in Netflix’s The Crown, November 2020).
The Alexander app will be available by subscription on iOS and downloadable on the App Store from November 24, 2020. Monthly subscription rates begin at $3.99/£3.99 following a 14-day complimentary trial. The app will be available for Android in early 2021.
Alexander App Download – https://apps.apple.com/us/app/alexander/id1529631224