alan king & white cube picture lab - the story so far
A professional actor for over 20 years, Alan became focused on broadening his second love painting and 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 2013 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, shot, edited and starred in six short films: 'Wild Will', 'Catnap', 'A Way Back', Goldfield' 'The Correspondent' and 'The Winking Boy'.
Alan's work has played on National Television and has been awarded and screened at some of the world's most prestigious film festivals, including; Clermont Ferrand, Tampere, Moscow, Sao Paulo, Athens, Bogota, Cinequest, Sapporo, New Orleans, Flickerfest, Macabro, Las Vegas, Newport Beach and Rome.
Highlights include Best Screenplay at the 5th Las Vegas Film Fest for 'The Winking Boy', Best Horror at the 11th FMK Pordenone Film Fest and Nominee for Best International Short at the 24th Cinequest Film Fest for 'Goldfield', The Platinum Remi Award at the 49th Worldfest Houston for "The Correspondent", The Jury's Choice Award at the 36th Black Maria Film Fest for 'A Way Back', The Programmers Delight Award at The 13th Sapporo Short Film Festival for "Catnap' and Nominations for Best International Short Film at the 41st Clermont Ferrand and 49th Tampere International Film Festivals for his latest film 'Wild Will'.
As a screenwriter Alan has completed four feature film screenplays to date. Honors include Academy Nicholl Quarter-Finalist and Austin Film Festival Second Rounder Finalist for "The Milk Bar", Australian Writers Guild's Monte Miller Nominee and Bluecat Screenplay Competition Semi-Finalist for 'Leo's Dream' and Austin Film Festival Second Rounder Finalist for "A Bad Man'.
In 2018 Alan was inducted into the prestigious Australian Writers Guild Pathways program.
PHOTO- Director Alan King "Wild Will' at 2019 Clermont Ferrand Film Festival Espresso Press Panel -© Photo by Juan Alonso