Alexis Duran is reading a film script in his backyard with grip equipment supporting shade.

Alexis Duran is a SoCal native, a local educator, and an award-winning filmmaker. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Film+Digital Media from the University of California, Santa Cruz and an MFA in Film and TV Production at San Diego State University.

Alexis has a background in TV news broadcasting where he's worked for NBC San Diego 7 as an operations technician.

As a freelance filmmaker and the founder of Oxford&Claire Productions, he’s filmed and directed documentaries and episodic content for: BBC Three, USA Today, Bloomberg, NowThis, Wall Street Journal, Al Jazeera(AJ+), The Weather Channel, Business Insider, Facebook, OnlyGoodTV, LinkedIn, Future Studios/Barcroft Media, HubSpot, Truly, Voice of America(VOA), PBS and TED Talk.

As writer/director on short narrative films, his films have screened at festivals around the world. His 2018 film, Bye Luna, was selected at twelve festivals, won two awards in the U.S., and was invited to screen at the Short Film Corner at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.

His 2021 film, Forgetting Caroline, screened at the Austin Film Festival and San Diego International Film Festival. 

Alexis is an adjunct professor in the Film, Television & Media Arts department at Southwestern College. He also teaches Film Studies at Miramar College.  

• Remote Pilot Certificate Part 107
• Covid-19 Compliance Officer Certificate 

Alexis Duran collects DVDs. Take a look. 
My Criterion Collection
My DVD Collection