ALAN KING - FILMMAKER
A professional actor for over 20 years, Alan became focused on broadening his second love painting and in 2003 he was accepted into the prestigious fine art school The Victorian College of the Arts, where he completed his Bachelor of Fine Art majoring in painting in 2006 .
Following Art School Alan found himself gravitating toward the medium of filmmaking, relishing the opportunity to amalgamate both his performance and fine art skills. This enabled him the ability to craft a distinct and unique voice as an emerging filmmaker.
In 2014 Alan formed his production company WHITE CUBE PICTURE LAB with a mission to create intimate, avant guard storytelling for the screen.
To date Alan has directed, written, produced, edited and starred in four short films: A WAY BACK (2016), THE CORRESPONDENT (2015), GOLDFIELD (2013) & THE WINKING BOY (2011) .
He has another two short films CATNAP and LOWELL due for release in 2018.
Alan's films have played extensively both locally and worldwide on the festival circuit and have also been screened on national television.
Awards include: BEST SHORT, MELBOURNE UNDERGROUND, (A Way Back), JUROR'S CHOICE, BLACK MARIA FF (A Way Back), PLATINUM REMI AWARD, WORLDFEST HOUSTON (The Correspondent), BEST EXPERIMENTAL, MAVERICK MOVIE AWARDS (The Correspondent), BEST HORROR FMK FF (Goldfield) , BEST DRAMA, POPPY JASPER FF (Goldfield), GOLD REMI AWARD, WORLDFEST HOUSTON (Goldfield and A Way Back) , BEST COMEDY, AMSTERDAM FF (The Winking Boy) & BEST SCREENPLAY, LAS VEGAS FF (The Winking Boy).
Official Selections include; MOSCOW, CINEQUEST, SAO PAULO, ROME, FLICKERFEST, ATHENS, BOGOTA, KERRY, BLACK MARIA, UNCIPAR, NEW ORLEANS, PORI, SIGNES DE NUIT, NEWPORT BEACH, ARIZONA UNDERGROUND, MACABRO, SAN DIEGO, HOLLYSHORTS, BUDAPEST, WORLDFEST HOUSTON & CANNES (SHORT FILM CORNER).
In 2018 Alan's short screenplay LEO'S DREAM was nominated for the Australian Writers Guild's MONTE MILLER AWARD, the premier award for un-produced screenplays in Australia. As a result of this nomination Alan was also inducted into the prestigious Australian Writers Guild PATHWAYS program.
Alan has four spec feature film screenplays completed, MAGNUS OF GOD (comedy), THE MILK BAR (comedy), MEALYBUGS (comedy) & A BAD MAN (physiological thriller).
Alan King at IMDb - www.imdb.com/name/nm0990222/?ref_=nv_sr_2
Alan King at Wikipedia - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_King_(Australian_filmmaker_/_actor)