Filmmaker and Biologist
Alexis Gambis is a biologist, filmmaker and a TED 2019 Fellow. His work aims at transforming the way science is communicated to the public through film and visual arts. He is also the founder and executive director of the Imagine Science Films, an annual New York science film festival based celebrating its 12th year. He also recently launched LABOCINE, a science film platform, research video database and magazine coined by reviewers as the "science new wave."
His films combine documentary and fiction, oftentimes embracing animal perspectives. He has written and directed over a dozen shorts that have played at festivals worldwide. His first feature The Fly Room which has screened in over 50 cities, is based on the true story of the birth of modern genetics and was produced with support from the Spike Lee Production Fund and Hollywood Foreign Press Association. He is in post-production on his second feature Son of Monarchs, which delves into issues of US/Mexico immigration, butterfly migration and animal-human hybrids.