With the founding of Maker Productions, Alex draws on two decades of professional industry experience to produce innovative creative collaborations featuring the highest calibre of richly diverse Australian and international performing arts and entertainment makers, with a decided focus on social impact and change-making.
Maker's first two projects, Heart Sounds and Sound Mind, have had a combined reach of over 50,000 people and provided employment to over 80 arts industry workers in the midst of Covid-19 and its particularly deleterious effects on the arts sector.
Produced in partnership with Oriel Entertainment, HEART SOUNDS is an online concert that premiered on Tuesday 12th May to celebrate nurses, midwives and the extended healthcare workforce on International Nurses Day.
Hosted by the sensational Virginia Gay, HEART SOUNDS brings together a collection of Australia’s greatest artists of stage, screen and music, with insights from frontline healthcare workers.
In partnership with The Arts Wellbeing Collective, Maker Productions assembled an inspiring line-up of Australian stage and screen stars to present SOUND MIND, a brand new mini-series of music and conversation exploring mental health and the performing arts, particularly within the context of the COVID-19 crisis.
Each episode celebrates the things we love about performance – connection, meaning, purpose, engagement, sharing and storytelling, while also sharing personal experiences of mental health and wellbeing.