Making his U.S. directorial debut, noted Austrian filmmaker Alexander Vesely shares his most personal film yet, charting the life of his eminent grandfather, Viktor Frankl. With years of experience behind the camera as a director and editor of short films, commercials, and documentaries, Alex has taken his talents around the globe, producing films in Europe, the U.S., and Latin America.
The movie, "Viktor & I", places the “I” in the viewer’s hands, open to subjectivity, moving from personal friends, to family members, or an eye toward insight. Working alone for the past three years, he traveled all over the world serving as architect, director, cameraman, editor, and producer to bring us this insightful look at Viktor Frankl through the eyes of those closest to him. Recently, he wrote that “producing a documentary is a bit like a treasure hunt, you keep finding pearls on every corner, around every turn”.
Volumes have been written by and about Dr. Viktor Frankl; though, until this film, the public has yet to see him in this light, both intimate and playful. The genius of the work is that while allowing us these glimpses into the privacy and normalcy of this great man’s life, it further piques our interest in Dr. Frankl’s work and showcases his extraordinary mind.
Alexander Vesely resides in Vienna, Austria, and recently opened his own American film company, Noetic Films, Inc., in Southern California with the purpose of producing and distributing films with depth, meaning, and substance. With Noetic, audiences across the world will now have the opportunity to share the vision he puts to screen!
We are looking forward to our Film release on DVD and Video on Demand in July.