Dawn Alexander | Writer/Producer
Dawn Alexander is an Impact DOCS Award winner for her most recent documentary which she Wrote & Produced, CHI-TOWN GUNS, GUN VIOLENCE & the NRA -This feature documentary with an original song by Macy Gray, delves into where guns are coming from that produce “mass shootings” in the 3rd largest city(Chicago) every weekend! The politics, politicians, former shooters, and organizations fighting for gun control. The NRA’s history, and their support of gun violence.
Dawn is the mother of a young African American male, and as such created, THEY ARE NOT ALL LOST with a deeply felt commitment to his safety and the safety of other young black men in the U.S. This film won the People’s Choice Award at the San Diego Christian Film Festival, HollyShorts Official Selection & HollyShorts Festival Documentaries Audience award @ the HollyShorts Film Festival. Along with David Massey, Dawn is currently the Producer and Writer of this award-winning documentary (turned doc series) NOT ALL LOST, which focuses on youth of color, who overcome adversity and achieve success in life. A reality-based, celebrity driven PBS television program that’s airing in over hundreds of PBS markets. She also produced the short films, BABY GIRL, and WHEN JUSTICE ISN'T JUST being her most recent, attempts to address Justice, since: "Justice can only exist within the coordinates of equality and is the constant and perpetual disposition to render every person his due.” When Justice Isn’t Just, is distributed by First Run Features.
Dawn’s latest feature doc chronicles the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), Indigenous/Native Women and the obstacles, women hurt/saved, the incremental steps forward that eventually accomplished reauthorization. Dawn produced several award-winning commercials and public service announcements for TBWA/Chait/Day and Grey Advertising. She is a winner of the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame Award for her screenplay “Madness.” With an MFA from UCLA. Dawn was a finalist with the Carl Sautter Memorial Scriptwriting Competition.