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From Anniston to Cannes: Alex McFry is a filmmaker on the rise

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Alex McFry and his cinematographer, Ellen Marmol, at the Cannes Film Festival in France.

Alex McFry never imagined showing a film at an international film festival, especially one whose main character was a reflection of himself.

“It’s the most terrifying thing to do to put a character on paper that is based on your own experiences,” he said. “It’s not me obviously, but it’s based on kind of what I went through and how I coped.”