Alexander Marais joined THE MAGIC PEN team in 2021, after a long and varied career in freelance, writing, and film and the visual arts. His specialty is literary and exclusive multimedia reviews.
In addition to the THE MAGIC PEN PR team, Marais is known for his work as a video artist for which he garnered two Honorable Mention Awards from the LA Underground Film Festival and Experimental Forum in 2018, releasing the cutting-edge 2016 surrealist anthology “All That Glitters Is Not Gold: A Compilation” with Dover-based Snow Leopard Publishing, and has had work featured in the HellBound Books anthologies “Satan Rides Your Daughter” and “Crime Pays” in 2021.
He also writes and produces mainstream films, including serving as associate producer on several of cult filmmaker Shane Ryan’s upcoming projects “God Got Ill”, “Red Oedipal”, “Trash Kids”, and “Sasebo”.
Working as an entertainment writer he has exclusively interviewed celebrities such as Get Out composer Michael Abels, Oscar-nominated film editor Christopher Tellefsen (“A Quiet Place”), veteran Broadway actress Judith Roberts (“You Were Never Really Here”), Shark Tank judge Barbara Corcoran, and character actor Joshua Leonard (“Blair Witch Project”).