Alex Reuben is a filmmaker with a background as a DJ and in art and design. Formerly a DJ in pioneering London nightclubs Soul Makossa, A Night in Havana and Those Rhumba Nights, he makes choreo-geographic movies and sound for cinema.

Routes – Dancing to New Orleans (48', Arts Council England), a dance road-movie during Hurricane Katrina, was selected in the ‘Top 20 Movies of the Decade’, by film critic Geoff Andrew (BFI).

Reuben's films are exhibited internationally and throughout the UK by Picturehouse, Curzon, HOME Manchester, BFI and ICA cinemas and at Tate Modern, Sadler's Wells, Birkbeck and The Place in London. Characterised by improvisation, dance and music, they collaboratively explore connections between art, anthropology, science and politics in slow-cinema, processes.

Gingerella RockaFela (66', ACE/Wellcome, UK 2018), an improvised movie about improvisation and a collaboration with cognitive scientist Professor Chris Frith, was Gala screening at Light Moves Festival of Screendance. Line Dance (5', CH4/ACE/MJW, 2004), a motion-capture for Channel 4 TV, was selected in Best British Short and Best British Dance Films.

Commissions include ACE, Sadler’s Wells, BBC, Wellcome, Jerwood and British Council for forest and cognitive science research in Japan and the Amazon. Movement based practice includes the Mayor of London award winning, community walking project, KAS (Kennington Kinaesthetic Arts and Science). He was previously a lecturer at University of the Arts London (CCA, CSM) and Course leader, M.A. Dance for the Screen at London Contemporary Dance School.

Past events include Moving Humans (Tate Modern), Dame Marina Warner's Words on the Move 4: The Digital Body (Birkbeck), Dance Umbrella's Sunday Shorts (Barbican Cinema), Choreo-Geography: Chartists, Class and Culture (Open House London) and A Conversation with Alex Reuben and James Lasdun (NYU CBA in collaboration with the New York Institute for the Humanities).

In 2020-22, Reuben’s movie project Trumpet Voluntary, based upon a short story by James Lasdun, is part of an NYU Resident Fellowship at The Center for Ballet and the Arts, also supported by an a-n Artists bursary, Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation and ACE awards. He is currently in feature film development for Trumpet Voluntary with the British Film Institute.