Alexandr Hackenschmied, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Alexandr Hackenschmied

American film director, photographer, actor, film editor and cinematographer

Date of Birth: 17-Dec-1907

Place of Birth: Linz, Upper Austria, Austria

Date of Death: 26-Jul-2004

Profession: photographer, actor, cinematographer, film director, film editor

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

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About Alexandr Hackenschmied

  • Alexandr Hackenschmied, born Alexander Siegfried George Hackenschmied, known later as Alexander Hammid (17 December 1907, Linz – 26 July 2004, New York City) was a Czech-American photographer, film director, cinematographer and editor.
  • He immigrated to the U.S.
  • in 1938 and became involved in American avant-garde cinema.
  • He is best known for three films: Crisis (1939), Meshes of the Afternoon (1943) and To Be Alive! (1964).
  • He made Meshes of the Afternoon, with his wife Maya Deren—to whom he was married from 1942 to 1947. He won the 1965 Academy Award for Best Documentary (Short Subject) for To Be Alive! (1964), which he co-directed with Francis Thompson.

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