Biography

Alex Burger is an award winning author, screenwriter, and playwright. He is most known for head-writing Seasons 3 and 4 of the SAFTA winning TV series Umlilo (Zulu for “the fire” eTv 2015-2016). He has also head written, written and storylined on Doubt (Mzansi Magic 2016), Hard Copy Season 4 (SABC3 2016), and 90 Plein Street Season 5 (SABC2 2016). Alex has helped developed numerous other TV shows and has two features in development. His theatre work includes Fees Must Fall (Wits University, 2016), The Inkanyamba (Market Theatre Lab, 2015) and Whose Blood (The Old Operating Theatre London, 2012) which played to a fully sold out run.

In his other life Alex has a long standing relationship working on development projects around the world for the World Bank (2005-present) and he served as the Vice President of Community Affairs for AngloGold Ashanti – Africa’s largest Mining company (2011-2013). Alex now makes his home in Los Angeles where he dreams about combining justice, great drama, and beauty. He holds an MBA from INSEAD and a BA magna cum laude from Harvard University in the Comparative Study of Religion.

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Alex Burger