Alex Winter At TechCrunch Disrupt

Thanks to everyone who made our Kickstarter for the Frank Zappa Project a great success! Our mission to preserve and archive Zappa's vault is complete, and now we're embarking on the documentary.

Hi I’m Alex Winter, a director, writer and actor. My films have played in festivals worldwide and won some nice awards.

Soon to be released is my latest feature documentary Trust Machine, about the rise of bitcoin and the blockchain. Recently completed are two short films for Laura Poitras's Field of Vision. One on Trump Tower and another on imprisoned journalist Barrett Brown. Out now is Deep Web, an award-winning documentary about the online black market Silk Road, and the trial of its creator Ross Ulbricht. The film had its world premiere at the SXSW film festival, followed by a global festival tour and US broadcast premiere on the Epix network. Deep Web is now available worldwide on streaming and VOD, and opened as the #1 documentary on iTunes. My previous film Downloaded premiered at SXSW in 2013, and played in festivals around the world. It’s a feature-length documentary about Napster and the digital revolution. Downloaded is available for digital download from all major outlets, free streaming on AOL in the US and aired on VH1.

Here you'll find news on the latest projects from my production company Trouper, as well as a small collection of work from over the years, including exclusive videos for everyone who knows me as Bill S. Preston, Esquire, from the Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure franchise. We also put together behind-the-scenes stuff for fans of Freaked and Fever and The Idiot Box. You may even find hidden gems from my starring role opposite a scene-stealing jacket in The Lost Boys. Thanks for dropping by!