Alexander Vesely

Alexander Vesely, M.A., Dr. h.c., is a featured contributor to our book, The Power of Love.    As the grandson of Dr. Viktor Frankl, author of the timeless classic, Man’s Search for Meaning, Alex co-founded The Viktor E. Frankl Institute of America, as well as the Online Academy for Logotherapy at the Elisabeth Lukas Archive.  He travels the world speaking on the topic of Logotherapy, the meaning-centered school of psychotherapy founded by his grandfather. In addition to being a licensed psychotherapist and head of the Viktor Frankl Media Archives in Vienna, Alex is a film producer and award-winning filmmaker working with StraightUp Films in Los Angeles.

Alex’s talent for filmmaking was noticed at an early age, and some of his earliest video footage was taken of his grandfather, who bought Alex his first video camera.   His psychological and spiritual depth is apparent in his films. Alex has directed many short films, commercials, and documentaries, but is most proud ofViktor & Iwhich won several prestigious film awards in the United States, including the Diamond Award for the Best Documentary at the California Film Awards.  Another film, Wizard of the Desert, is about the American psychiatrist and medical hypnotist Milton Erikson, whose life’s work began at a young age. Paralyzed by polio and expected to die, Erikson discovered inner mechanisms of mind to reactivate healthy body function. This film has received rave reviews. Alex is currently working on a new documentary entitled Pioneer of Meaning. 

Here is a recent interview on YouTube with Caroline McGuigan.