Canadian born, Los Angeles raised director Alex Takacs began making videos under the Young Replicant moniker while studying design at UCLA. With a dedication to narrative storytelling that belies a strong background in graphic arts, Alex has gone on to direct promos for critically acclaimed artists such as The xx, Purity Ring, Bonobo, Lorde and Flying Lotus, His commitment to poetic cinematography and naturalistic performances has marked him as a go-to director for arresting visuals with a strong emotional core.
In 2015, his film for Flying Lotus, “Coronus the Terminator,” was featured in the Saatchi New Directors Showcase at Cannes. His other work has premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival, SXSW, and the prestigious Camerimage festival in Poland, which celebrates the best looking films in the world. His commercial work includes successful international campaigns for Rosetta Stone and Wrigley’s.