Laughing Jackalope lives at the intersection of modernity and traditionalism for the betterment of the new American West. 



CONCORDIA STUDIO - Artist-in-Residence
FIRELIGHT MEDIA- Impact Producer’s Fellow

Ben-Alex is an enrolled member of the Colville Confederated Tribes in Washington State, where he grew up.

He is a current Artist in Residence at Concordia Studio headed by Davis Guggenheim. He is also a current Impact Producer Fellow for Firelight Media, in the creative house of Stanley Nelson, and Marcia Smith.

Over the years he has worked in tribal language preservation, youth media, and most recently he spent five months documenting the front lines of the Standing Rock occupation.

He is currently producing "Paulette" a film by Heather Rae for The Guardian, which follows Gubernatorial Idaho candidate Paulette Jordan as the first Native American woman to run for the position.

His directorial debut "Sweetheart Dancers" will premiere at The Big Sky Documentary Festival 2019, as the first film out of Concordia Studio's residence program.

He is also formerly a 2017 Sundance Institute "Rauschenburg" Producer's Fellow, and a 2016 Inaugural Redford Center Grantee.



Alex Goetz is a two-time Emmy nominated documentary filmmaker and photographer, who has been recognized by Nat Geo Wild as winner of the 2016 "Wild to Inspire" film competition at Sun Valley Film Festival, and a 2017 TEDx presenter. An Ohio native whose extensive travels have taken him from the countryside of Tasmania, to Alaska, the vibrant islands of the Caribbean, and road-tripping around four amazing African countries. documenting wildlife. Alex has worked with Nat Geo Wild, Kodak, the National Park Service, and PBS.