Alex Ozerov with David Harbour and Kate Berlant on Frankenstein’s Monster’s Monster, Frankenstein

Alex Ozerov with David Harbour (Stranger Things) and Kate Berlant on Frankenstein’s Monster’s Monster, Frankenstein

I  was 15 when I had that idea, and my mom introduced me to Walter Alza. … I started taking private lessons every week, then I started meeting the class, the adult class. Then I started taking two classes per week, and sometimes three.

We congratulate Alex Ozerov from Alza Acting Studio on his new film, Frankenstein’s Monster’s Monster, Frankenstein, premiering on Netflix on July 16! Alex is second-billed under star David Harbour (Stranger ThingsHellboy) in a cast including Kate Berlant, Michael Lerner, and Alfred Molina!  You can watch the trailer below which has received press throughout the industry including in the Hollywood Reporter

When Alex Ozerov came to the studio, he was so shy and afraid to speak that he didn’t even feel he could take a class without working in private lessons first. As he gained confidence and skills, he wrote down and practiced everything he was taught, working on his craft in his time off and devoting himself to study and improvement.

Working effectively on your craft can be excruciating at times. It can seem long and endless. Alex worked with the studio for four years before he got a major role. But each class and private you take will provide you with new skills and realizations about the craft of acting, like a new rung on a ladder. The more you work, the higher your ladder will reach, even if you can’t see the top of it as you build it. There is no magic formula that led to Alex’s eventual success, just the results of hard work. And if a kid from Russia unsure of himself and his language can reach those heights, anyone can. 

Alex’s first film, Blackbird in 2012, premiered at TIFF and won the Festival award for Best Canadian Film. Since then, still taking classes and privates whenever he could, he landed roles in The AmericansCardinalBitten, and just won the Canadian Screen Award for Best Lead Actor for PYOTR495. His next series, Another Life, will also premiere on Netflix on July 25th, 2019.

(Alex Ozerov with David Harbour (Stranger Things) and Kate Berlant on Frankenstein’s Monster’s Monster, Frankenstein)