Alexis Neophytides is an Emmy-award-winning documentary filmmaker based in New York City. She is the co-creator and director of Neighborhood Slice, a documentary series that tells the stories of longtime New Yorkers who've held onto their little corner of the city despite fast-growing gentrification. Currently in its third season, Neighborhood Slice is broadcast weekly on public television. Alexis also produced and directed two seasons of the lifestyle series $9.99 with Dave Evans, for which she won a New York Emmy. Her short documentaries include Doctor Kong, about a champion video game player and full-time plastic surgeon, and Coney Island’s for the Birds, spotlighting a group of Brooklyn pigeon racers. They screened at numerous film festivals, including Palm Springs and The Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, and were broadcast on the Documentary Channel. She is currently in production on her first feature length documentary, 13, an exploration of thirteen year olds across the globe, each facing distinct challenges while balancing the universal uncertainty inherent in growing up.
For the past decade, Alexis has also taught documentary filmmaking to young people. She developed the filmmaking program for The TEAK Fellowship, a nonprofit program for low-income students in New York City. Focusing on teaching social engagement through documentary film, the year-round course culminates in the production of short documentaries made by the students themselves. Alexis has also developed filmmaking curricula for engineering students at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and taught at the Video Lab, a youth program at the New School. She created curricula and workshops for nonprofits such as the Reciprocity Foundation, targeted to homeless youth (particularly LGBT-identified); and Metropolis Ensembles’ Youth Works, dedicated to musical education for underserved middle students.
Alexis is Co-Founder, Producer and Director at The Big Chair, a full-service video production company which creates content for a range of nonprofit and corporate clients.
Alexis holds a B.A. from Brown University and an M.A. in Media Studies and Documentary Filmmaking from the New School.