Alexandra Nikolchev grew up in California's Bay Area. She lives in Brooklyn, New York where she works both as an independent freelance filmmaker and as co-founder of Hot in Here Productions.  

Alexandra won a Peabody Award as producer on "Don't Tell Anyone (No Le Digas a Nadie)," a feature-length documentary film that aired on PBS/POV in Fall 2015. In 2014 she received an Emmy Award as field producer for "Crossing the Line at the Border," a three-part PBS investigation into the U.S. Border Patrol. Alexandra studied journalism at New York University and received her undergraduate degree from University of California, Berkeley.

Alexandra brings top level professionalism, creativity, leadership and problem-solving to each project. An expert in verite filmmaking, Alexandra knows how to transform topics and ideas into emotionally-charged and complex character-driven stories. Her documentary credits include PBS, Moyers & Company, NBC, HBO Documentary and Sundance Institute Feature Film Program.  She's held key creative roles on branded campaigns. She has experience creating videos with a dual purpose of drawing a wide audience and impacting stakeholders.  She values collaboration and feels lucky to have worked with many great people in her industry.

Producer credits include:

Youngstown (feature documentary, Greene Fort Productions) - TBD, 2017-2018

No Le Digas a Nadie (Don't Tell Anyone) (feature documentary, Portret Films) (SF Documentary Festival premiere, PBS/POV broadcast- September, 2015, Peabody Award winner, 2016.)

Branded clients include: Edelman, Jazz at Lincoln Center, MacArthur Foundation, Hilton Worldwide,  DIRECTV, Fast Company.

Documentary credits include: PBS, Radical Media, Participant Media, AJ+ (Al Jazeera), Moyers & Company, Portret Films, Malala Fund, Loki Films, StoryCorps, BRIC TV, Annapurna Films,

  Need to Know (TV news magazine series on PBS) (producer):

  • Manufacturing Jobs in Alabama (broadcast- 2013)   
  • Saving Medicare (broadcast- 2012)
  • American Voices: Khaled Hosseini (broadcast- 2012)
  • Famine in Somalia, A Race Against Time to Save Lives (broadcast 2011)
  • Money Matters: Campaign Finance (broadcast- 2011)
  • Making it in America: Immigrant Entrepreneurs (broadcast- 2012)
  • A generation with Autism, Graduating into the Unknown (web- 2011)
  • Jugaad Urbanism, Making it Work (web- 2011)   
  • Taylor Mac's Walk About (web- 2011)
  • Dispelling the Myths Surrounding Cancer Trials (web- 2011)
  • Girl Mathletes Run the Numbers (web- 2011)
  • Eugene Hutz, Immigrant Punk (broadcast- 2011)

    Need to Know (TV news magazine series on PBS) (field & associate producer):

  • Crossing the Line at the Border: Dying to Get Back (broadcast-2013, Emmy Award winner, Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story in a News Magazine)
  • Crossing the Line at the Border: Inside the Border Patrol (broadcast- 2012, Emmy Award nomineeOutstanding Investigative Journalism and Best Report in a News Magazine Show)
  • Crossing the Line at the Border (broadcast- 2012, Emmy Award nominee, Outstanding Investigative Journalism and Best Report in a News Magazine Show)
  • Portraits of Hunger: Stories of Americans on Food Stamps (broadcast- 2012)
  • Ballot Boxing: Voting Rights in Florida (broadcast- 2012)
  • Camden, An impoverished City Struggles to Survive (broadcast- 2012)
  • Loosing the Safety Net, Adults with Autism (broadcast- 2011)
  • When Care Runs Out: Aging Out with Disabilities (A Watchlist Investigation) (broadcast- 2011)
  • Reshaping Somerville: The Fight against Childhood Obesity (broadcast- 2011)
  • Toxic Law? Chemical Pollution & the EPA (A Watchlist Investigation) (broadcast- 2011)

    Moyers and Company (TV news and documentary series) (associate producer):    

  • The New Temp Economy (web- 2013)
  • Organizing Workers to Bring Down Barriers (web-2013)

    Need to Know (TV news magazine series) (production assistant):       

  • For Residents and Cleanup Workers, Health Risks Remain Uncertain (broadcast- 2011)
  • In the Coal, the Upper Big Branch Disaster (broadcast- 2011)
  • The Pentagon, Hard Times, Hard Choices (broadcast- 2011)
  • Making Congress Work (broadcast- 2011)
  • Blood Test: What you Don't Know About Blood (broadcast- 2011)

    12th & Delaware (HBO feature documentary, Loki Films) (production assistant) (2010)

Director credits include:

     Brooklyn's Cover Girl (short documentary) (BRIC TV, Narratively- 2016)

     A New Approach to Prosecution (for Narratively/Vera Institute- 2016)

     AJ+ Mexican Folk Music + Smiths = Mariachi Manchester (online Al Jazeera channel- 2016)

     Welcome to Uncovered (a photo essay on life with DACA status for a series (Fusion- 2016)

    Home Matters ("New American Dream" documentary campaign on affordable housing (MacArthur Foundation- 2014)

     Other branded clients include: Edelman, Jazz at Lincoln Center, MacArthur Foundation, Hilton Worldwide,  DIRECTV, Fast Company.

    Need to Know (TV news magazine series on PBS) (director/producer):

  • Manufacturing Jobs in Alabama (broadcast- 2013)   
  • Saving Medicare (broadcast- 2012)
  • American Voices: Khaled Hosseini (broadcast- 2012)
  • Famine in Somalia, A Race Against Time to Save Lives (broadcast 2011)
  • Money Matters: Campaign Finance (broadcast- 2011)
  • Making it in America: Immigrant Entrepreneurs (broadcast- 2012)
  • A generation with Autism, Graduating into the Unknown (web- 2011)
  • Jugaad Urbanism, Making it Work (web- 2011)   
  • Taylor Mac's Walk About (web- 2011)
  • Dispelling the Myths Surrounding Cancer Trials (web- 2011)
  • Girl Mathletes Run the Numbers (web- 2011)
  • Eugene Hutz, Immigrant Punk (broadcast- 2011)

      Part of Me Came Home (documentary 30 minute short, New York University) (director) (2010, grant recipient of National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences)
      ( NYC Life broadcast- 2015)

Editor credits include:

   Stand #withMalala Campaign videos (Malala Fund, Participant Media) (editor) (2016-2017)

   American Teacher (Sundance Institute Feature Film documentary, Big Year Productions) (contributing editor) (festivals and theatrical release- 2011)

   The Texas Promise (feature documentary, Big Year Productions) (assistant editor) (Austin Film Festival Premiere, 2014)

   TBD (feature documentary on African American middle class, Okapi Productions) (contributing editor) (2014)

   Glow Kids (documentary trailer, Moveable Type Media) (editor) (2016)

Cinematography credits include:

    Youngstown (feature documentary, Greene Fort Productions) - TBD, 2017-2018

     Brooklyn's Cover Girl (short documentary) (BRIC TV, Narratively- 2016) (DP)

     Moyers and Company (TV news and documentary series) (DP) :              

  • The New Temp Economy (web- 2013)                                       
  • An Oasis in a Food Desert (web- 2013)
  • Organizing Workers to Bring Down Barriers (web- 2013)

      From this Day Forward (feature documentary, Sweet Fern Productions, PBS- 2016) (additional camera)