Raised between Spain, France and Italy, Alexandre de Franceschi followed studies of French literature at the Sorbonne University. His passion for literature brought him to films and specifically to editing, which he regards as "the tool where the grammar of the film comes to life".
An experienced editor who is comfortable with a wide range of genres, Alexandre’s adaptive and innovative style is equally powerful across commercial, TV and feature films, particularly sought after for his fine handling of dialog and script editing.
Alexandre has won numerous advertising and film industry awards, editing the "Boags" campaign, directed by Steve Rogers which won Gold at Cannes in 2009. Nominated 6 times for an AFI and twice taking the coveted title home, he also received a Primetime EMMY nomination for his editing on Jane Campion’s Top of the Lake television mini series, starring Elizabeth Moss, Peter Mullan and Holly Hunter.
Alexandre has worked with renowned actors such as Robert de Niro, Meg Ryan, Cate Blanchett, Sam Neil, Hugo Weaving, to name but a few. He cut critically acclaimed Lion, directed by Garth Davis and starring Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman. The film scooped up 6 Oscar nominations and earned Alexandre the AACTA Award for Best Editing, in addition to the ASE Avid Award for Best Editing on a Feature Film.
Alexandre is twice winner of an ASE, originally awarded for director John Curran’s The Painted Veil, starring Edward Norton, Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber.
A talented linguist, Alexandre speaks four different languages and his flair for cross-continental communication has come in handy in many edit suites across the globe.