USC Cinematic Arts

Alex Rivera is a New York based digital media artist and filmmaker whose work over the past fifteen years has used a wild variety of forms to explore issues of labor, migration, and other cross-border exchanges. 

His first feature film, a science-fiction set in Tijuana, Mexico, SLEEP DEALER premiered at Sundance 2008, and won two awards there, including the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award.  Rivera is a Sundance Fellow, Rockefeller Fellow, Creative Capital Grantee and USA Artist Fellow. 

His films and videos have been screened at The Berlin International Film Festival, New Directors/New Films, The Guggenheim Museum, PBS, Telluride, and other international venues.