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Alexander Hammid

Film Director / Photographer / Actor / Cinematographer / Camera Operator | * 12/17/1907 († 96, 07/26/2004) | Linz (Austria)
Alexandr Hackenschmied, born Alexander Siegfried George Hackenschmied, known later as Alexander Hammid (17 December 1907, Linz – 26 July 2004, New York City) was a Czech-American photographer, film director, cinematographer and film editor. He immigrated to the U.S. in 1938 and became involved in American avant-garde cinema. He is best known for three films: Crisis (1939), Meshes of the Afternoon (1943) and To Be Alive! (1964). He made Meshes of the Afternoon with Maya Deren, to whom he was married from 1942 to 1947. His second marriage was to The Photographer Hella Heyman, who had also collaborated with Hammid and Deren on several films. He won the 1965 Academy Award for Best Documentary (Short Subject) for To Be Alive! (1964), which he co-directed with Francis Thompson. ()
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Alexander HammidbornAlexandr Hackenschmied(17 December 1907,Linz– 26 July 2004,New York City) was a leading photographer, film director, cinematographer and editor inCzechoslovakiabetween the two world wars. He immigrated to the U.S. in 1938 and became involved in American avant-garde cinema. He is best known known for his film,Crisis(1939),Meshes of the Afternoon(1943) andTo Be Alive!(1964). He madeMeshes of the Afternoon, with his wifeMaya Deren—to whom he was married from 1942 to 1947. He won the 1965Academy AwardforBest Documentary (Short Subject)forTo Be Alive!(1964), which he co-directed with Francis Thompson.

Most frequent genres for this person: Documentaries | Drama | Music

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Movies with Alexander Hammid as Actor(6)

as himself2012 Maya Deren, Take Zero
as Himself (as Sasha Hammid)1986 Invocation: Maya Deren
1944 At Land

Movies with Alexander Hammid as Crew(47)

Directing/Director1964 To the Fair!
Crew/Cinematography1964 To Be Alive!
Directing/Director1964 To Be Alive!
Editing/Editor1964 To Be Alive!
Writing/Writer1964 To Be Alive!
Camera/Director of Photography1960 Night Journey
Directing/Director1960 Night Journey
Directing/Director1951 Of Men and Music
Directing/Director1951 The Gentleman in Room 6
Editing/Editor1951 The Medium
Directing/Director1950 Angry Boy
Directing/Director1950 Marriage: Today
Editing/Editor1948 The Photographer
Camera/Director of Photography1947 2x Bail
Art/Production Design1946 The Private Life of a Cat
Camera/Director of Photography1946 The Private Life of a Cat
Directing/Director1946 The Private Life of a Cat
Editing/Editor1946 The Private Life of a Cat
Production/Producer1946 The Private Life of a Cat
Writing/Screenplay1946 The Private Life of a Cat
Directing/Director1945 A Better Tomorrow
Directing/Director1945 Library of Congress
Directing/Director1944 Hymn of the Nations
Directing/Director1944 Valley of the Tennessee
Crew/Cinematography1944 At Land
Camera/Director of Photography1943 Meshes of the Afternoon
Directing/Director1943 Meshes of the Afternoon
Directing/Director1941 The Forgotten Village
Camera/Director of Photography1939 Crisis
Directing/Director1939 Crisis
Editing/Editor1939 Crisis
Writing/Screenplay1939 Crisis
Directing/Director1937 The Highway Sings
Editing/Editor1935 ...and Life Goes On
Camera/Director of Photography1935 Listopad
Editing/Editor1934 We Live in Prague
Art/Art Designer1932 Conversion of Ferdys Pistora
Production/Unit Production Manager1932 Conversion of Ferdys Pistora
Art/Production Design1931 From Saturday to Sunday
Camera/Director of Photography1931 The Prague Castle
Directing/Director1931 The Prague Castle
Writing/Screenplay1931 The Prague Castle
Editing/Editor1931 The Robber
Art/Production Design1930 Armored car
Camera/Director of Photography1930 Aimless Walk
Directing/Director1930 Aimless Walk
Art/Production Design1930 Erotikon

Born: Tuesday, 12/17 1907 (December) in Linz (Austria)
Died: Monday, 07/26 2004 (July) in New York City (aged: 96)
Zodiac sign: Sagittarius (Chinese zodiac sign: Goat)
Languages: Czech (CS), English (EN, native language)
Represented by: Light Cone
Spouses (current/former): Maya Deren
Children: Tino Martin Hammid
Related to: Helena Šmahelová
Other names for Alexander Hammid (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Alexandr Hackenschmied"
"Alexander Hackenschmied"
"Sasha Hammitt"
"Sasha Hammid"
"Sascha Hammid" (Pseudonym)
"Hammid" (Pseudonym)
Alexander Hammid frequently works together with these people:
Maya Deren (14x, Crew)
Otakar Vávra (7x, Crew)
Herbert Kline (6x, Crew)
Gustav Machatý (6x, Crew)
Elmar Klos (5x, Crew)
Ladislav Kolda (5x, Crew)
E. F. Burian (4x, Crew)
Jaroslav Blažek (4x, Crew)
Gene Forrell (4x, Crew)
Josef Kodíček (4x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:168186, Added: 07/08/2018, Last updated: 06/13/2024