ALAN KING & WHITE CUBE PICTURE LAB
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 six short films: WILD WILL (2019), CATNAP (2018), A WAY BACK (2016), THE CORRESPONDENT (2015), GOLDFIELD (2013) & THE WINKING BOY (2011)
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 (A Way Back), PLATINUM REMI, WORLDFEST HOUSTON (The Correspondent), BEST EXPERIMENTAL, MAVERICK MOVIE AWARDS (The Correspondent), BEST HORROR FMK PORDENONE (Goldfield) , BEST DRAMA, POPPY JASPER (Goldfield), BEST COMEDY, AMSTERDAM (The Winking Boy) & BEST SCREENPLAY, LAS VEGAS (The Winking Boy).
Official Selections include; CLERMONT FERRAND, TAMPERE, MOSCOW, SAO PAULO, ATHENS, BOGOTA, CINEQUEST, SAPPORO, NEW ORLEANS, MACABRO, SAN DIEGO, BUDAPEST, FLICKERFEST, HOLLYSHORTS, ARIZONA UNDERGROUND, WORLDFEST HOUSTON and ROME.
As a screenwriter Alan has completed four feature film screenplays to date, he is an ACADEMY NICHOLL Screenwriting Fellowship Quarter-Finalist and an Australian Writers Guild's MONTE MILLER AWARD nominee, the premier award for un-produced screenplays in Australia. He also has twice been selected as a Second Rounder Finalist at the AUSTIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Screenwriting Competition in the Feature screenplay category.
In 2018 Alan was also inducted into the prestigious Australian Writers Guild PATHWAYS program.