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Columbia film school grad Alexander Poe makes his directorial, writing, and acting debut with Ex-Girlfriends. He tells host Robin Milling the idea was born over bagel lunches with fellow film school friends who decided to forgo the studio route and finance their own micro budgeted project.
Dexter star Jennifer Carpenter was a great get for Poe coming on board when his lead actress dropped out to film a television show. Carpenter not only stepped in to play an ex-girlfriend in the film, but wound up executive producing as well.
Alexander says his family legacy of writers includes Edgar Allen Poe and grandfather James Poe who was an Oscar winning screenwriter. He recalls hearing stories of his grandfather's mythic antics, and says his love of storytelling was instilled from a young age Christmasing with stars from Hollywood's Golden Age such as Vincent Price and Eva Marie Saint.
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