"I have worked with Alex on a number of projects from Sudan 365, Grow-a-vision in Azerbaijan to Voices of Zaatari in a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan and I have to say I think he is one of the most talented and easy to work with musicians / film makers. Apart from the excellent quality of the finished product where he produced, directed, designed, shot, edited and even wrote the music, the sensitivity with which he worked with very vulnerable communities, involved them in the process and made sure that they were fully confident in the films singled him out as man of great integrity but also as the producer/director I most want to work with."
Working with Alex on all three Sudan 365 films was a great experience. He had a very clear understanding of the client's brief and was able to apply his considerable talent and creativity to produce three fantastic films. He remained dedicated and resourceful throughout and worked tirelessly with the team through overnight edits, tight budgets and difficult deadlines. He would be an asset to any production.
"He is professional, passionate a pleasure to work with and over the past four years he has been my right hand man, my first call as soon and as a new project gets started and he always goes above and beyond the call of duty. He's a huge asset to any team, in fact don't hire him, I need him all the time."
"It was great working with Alex on Sekka in the winter of 2012. From the moment we spoke on the phone in the UK until we finished filming in Cairo, Alex's strong support and enthusiasm for the campaign and the film were just what we needed to complete the project. His hard work, flexibility and creativity all made our film stand out amongst others and really enhanced the campaign goals and what we had hoped to convey through the film. His commitment and hard work either in Cairo or back in the studio were impressive and meant that we lived up to the deadlines we had set out for ourselves. His grasp of a different political and social context in such a short time was amazing, and his translation of the issues at stake on film really made a difference to Sekka. His willingness to travel and immerse himself in the project at such short notice was exactly what we needed. In addition to this, I really appreciated the fact that before getting involved in the project Alex really wanted to understand the essence of our campaign and the underlying political context associated with it. His main asset for me personally was that Alex is a one man show, along with equipment he films, edits and creates music all in one go and all mostly on the road! which is pretty amazing stuff really. As a person, he is extremely pleasant to work with and his work really added value to the Sekka Campaign and Film, we would certainly not have been able to do it with out him!" Marwa El-Ansary (Oxfam)
"I had been looking for the music producer to create the Postcards from Babylon soundtrack for many years. When I met Alex and discovered the diversity of his musical offering - he is fluent across the board from deep dark electronic soundscapes to sweet multi-instrumental melodies - I knew he had both the soulful vibe and the technical proficiency to co-create what I was looking for. When he turned out to be a deft video producer too, I couldn’t quite believe it, and we successfully embarked on a whole new level of audio-visual creation with the project. His working stye is sensitive, supportive and conscious; a pleasure and a privilege to work with." Christian de Sousa
Alex has top notch production and engineering skills, a polite, positive manner and a high level of professionalism.
I've worked with Alex on many diverse projects over the last decade. He has always been a pleasure to be around and has achieved excellent results, even when faced with very challenging situations. He has a great attitude, a broad musical skill set, an ability to stay completely focused on long or arduous sessions and seems unflappable under pressures that would make lesser mortals crumble. I highly recommend him.
I had the idea of creating a music album on Vamizi, music which would reflect the deep beauty and charm of the island, the natural harmonic soundscape as well as the joyful innocence of the indigenous people. I could not think of a better person than my dear friend, sound partner and brilliant uk-based music producer, Alex Forster, to join me for the pilot phase of this exciting endeavour.
I love working with Alex, he's crazy talented and always delivers. Anytime I need a video made he's always my first call and because he's also a musician he get's it.
Alex is a talented film maker, and an intuitive collaborator: He always understands the needs of his client (and his client's client, for that matter), and delivers against them time and again.
He is great at working with creative agencies and handling everything they throw at him, from creative temperaments to briefs that change at the last minute (sorry about that mate).
We use him often, and our clients are glad we do.
"Alex is incredibly talented and amazing to collaborate with - he's committed to delivering high quality work and will work with you until you have an amazing video or song."