Jean Rogers – Actress (Equity Councilor and vice counsellor) on playing Eileen in My Name is Hunger.
“I met Alex when I had the good fortune to work with her on the development of an original theatre play, my name was Hunger. I was excited by her writing. Her dialogue was lyrical, almost poetic, yet totally real. For nearly ten years I had played Dolly Skilbeck in Yorkshire Television’s Emmerdale, speaking dialogue from over a dozen television scriptwriters in that time. You can tell the difference between what is real and works and what is difficult to speak in a convincing manner. I consider Alex to be a gifted writer. She is dedicated, hardworking with a professional attitude” www.jeanrogers.net
Rebecca Lenkiewicz (screenwriter on academy award winning film Ida. IMDb) on ‘The Girl Who Dressed As A Bear’)
“This is a beautiful study of a young female life, fractured but hopeful. I really enjoyed Alex’s script…the strangeness of Pippa’s world; her retreat into a bear’s head seeming to be the only way to exist for a while. Its realism was good in the detail of the pills and the doctor and I very much enjoyed the love affair which was instant and unquestioning. The magical realism that followed and then the ending which was realistic all went very beautifully together. I’d love to see this film, the images, Pippa’s private world and the necessity of dealing with the real world. Heidi is very touching and their coming together at the end is really hopeful and wonderful. It’s a nicely empowered film about the feeling of being totally disempowered. I hope it will be made and can adhere to the script as the specificity is very good. I enjoyed it very much and feel that Alex will write many more beautiful screenplays… the economy of dialogue was impressive and the visual language was great.”