alan king & white cube picture lab - the story so far
An award winning actor on stage, film and television for over 25 years with credits in productions such as Neighbours, A Country Practice, The Secret Life Of Us, Crashburn, Blue Heelers, Stingers, City Homicide, Rush, Killing Time, Satisfaction and Underbelly, Alan is also an accomplished painter. He completed his Bachelor of Fine Art (majoring in painting) from the prestigious fine art school The Victorian College of the Arts 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 2013 Alan formed his production company White Cube Picture Lab with a mission to create intimate, avant guard storytelling for the screen. Tending to work outside conventional filmmaking frameworks, Alan often performs multiple roles on his projects from director, cinematographer, sound designer, editor and actor. He even designs the artwork for his films posters. He is known for bold, stark and striking works with an increased focus on audio within the narrative. Alan has competed seven short films to date and currently has various feature film, short film and television projects in development.
Alan's highly acclaimed films have picked up distribution deals through companies such as Hewes Pictures, Flickerfest Distribution and Indieflix, played on National commercial television (SBS) and have been screened and awarded at some of the world's most prestigious film festivals. His short films were recently acquired by The Australian National Film and Sound Archive for their permanent collection.
His 2019 short 'Wild Will' world premiered at Clermont-Ferrand (lab competition) and went on to screen in competition at over 50 festivals both locally and worldwide including Tampere, Encounters, Brisbane, Dresden, Bucharest, Canton, Festival Tous Courts, Cannes Antipodes, St Kilda, Wales Horror and Tallinn Black Nights, as one of just seven international shorts selected for their new cutting edge 'Rebels With A Cause' competition.
Awards for the film included the Jury Prize for 'Innovation in Form' at the Brisbane Int'l Film Festival, 'Best Experimental Film' at the Castrovillari Int'l Short Film Festival, Best Experimental Film at the Sorsi Corti Short Int'l Film Festival and the Jury Award for 'Best Short Film'' at the IV edition of Short Days / 2020 in Rome, curated under the theme 'The Persistence Of Vision'.
Rolling Stone and Washington Post journalist, Fillippo Venturi labeled 'Wild Will' - "un piccolo capolavoro" - a small masterpiece.
Respected French cinema publication Ecran Noir named 'Wild Will' a highlight of the 2019 Clermont Ferrand International Film Festival and also went on to list the film, as one of their Top-Ten foreign short films of the year.
Alan's most recent short film 'Family Circle' is set to be premiered in 2021. The 10 min film, an experimental, psychological thriller, co-starring Annika Glac, tells the story of a married couple, who become entrenched in a suburban nightmare.
As a screenwriter Alan has completed numerous short scripts and four feature film screenplays to date. Highlights include an Academy Nicholl Quarter-Finalist placement for his feature script "The Milk Bar", an Australian Writers Guild's Monte Miller Nomination and Bluecat Screenplay Competition Semi-Finalist placement for his short screenplay 'Leo's Dream'.
In 2018 Alan was inducted into the prestigious Australian Writers Guild Pathways program, a platform designed to showcase the very best in Australian screenwriting talent.