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Ager Meillier Films was formed in 2005 when filmmakers Alex Meillier and Tanya Ager were contracted by the United Nations Mission of Support in East Timor to produce a film about the UN partnership with the people of East Timor to build the world’s first new democracy of the millennium. This experience left a deep impression on Alex and Tanya and helped them to realize that making films is their contribution to making the world a better place.
Today, adding to a wide array of projects that have taken them around the globe, they have recently released the critically acclaimed documentary Alias Ruby Blade; a feature film based largely on what they learned from that first experience in Timor-Leste.
Alex Meillier is a documentary film producer, writer, director and editor. Alex’s career in documentary filmmaking began in 2005 while he was stationed in Timor-Leste and Sumatra, Indonesia working for the United Nations. Returning to the United States, Alex began producing feature documentaries with his wife Tanya Ager Meillier. Their first feature documentary OBSCENE (2007), premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and broadcast on Sundance Channel U.S. Other professional credits include 3100: RUN AND BECOME (2018, Editor), Amir Bar-Lev's LONG STRANGE TRIP (2017, Add'l Editor), ALIAS RUBY BLADE (2012, Director), Michael Moore’s CAPITALISM: A LOVE STORY (2009, Editor), BORN TO FLY: ELIZABETH STREB VS. GRAVITY (2014, Editor, Emmy award nominee), the HBO documentary HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO A BEAUTIFUL WOMAN (2014, Editor) and numerous commercial credits. Originally from Minneapolis, he now resides in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.
Tanya Ager Meillier
In 2007, Tanya produced and edited her first feature documentary film, Obscene: A Portrait of Barney Rosset and Grove Press, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and was acquired by the Sundance Channel and Channel 4 in the UK. In 2012 she produced the feature film Alias Ruby Blade: a Story of Love and Revolution, which premiered in competition at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival and was subsequently acquired by Netflix and the Al Jazeera America. Alias Ruby Blade was awarded a prize for "Most Valuable Documentary of the Year" by the Cinema for Peace Foundation in 2014. More recently she produced the feature film 3100: Run and Become which had a theatrical release in the summer of 2018. In 2018 she was the lead video producer on the highly publicized anti bias training Starbucks campaign.
Her company Ager Meillier Films has worked with a diverse roster of clients to produce branded entertainment - notable clients include Levis, Glamour, Cadillac and numerous high profile non profits. Through her experiences as a creative artist and as a producer, she is able to bring invaluable insight and guidance in to the entire process of planning and guiding a successful film through production, post-production and distribution.