Alan grew up by the sea in a windswept, picturesque village, packed with mad and colourful characters in the West of Ireland. This setting cultivated a true understanding of different types of people and helped to feed into the unmissable warmth and richness of his work.
After starting out his career as a fine artist, Alan quickly realised that Film was where his passions lay. During his studies in Dublin and The Royal College, he turned his hand to making atmospheric and beautiful films.
His strong recent selection of work for DLKW Lowe, McCanns, AFG, Karmarama and VCCP illustrate his natural flair for food and performance and a meticulous eye for fine detail.
As a natural storyteller, Alan also pours his talents into making short films and developing feature scripts. In this way, he threads together his mastery of capturing natural performances of everyday people in real settings, with the classic warmth and lyrical quality that characterizes all his work.
Alan is developing a number of feature projects and his short film ‘Sophie At The Races’ recently won the Best Actress award at The European Independent Film Festival and the Best Screenplay award at the Corona Fastnet Film Festival.
His two award-winning short films, ‘The Wind’ and ‘Snow’, carry a timeless innocence and warmth, both examples of visual storytelling at its most beguiling. Richly textured and heavily atmospheric, they evoke an almost fairy-tale sense of time and place.
In 2017 Alan shot his latest short film 'Cake' starring Maxine Peake and Letitia Wright, which has gone on to win numerous awards, including Gold at Kinsale Shark Awards for Best International Short Film, as well as showing at the BFI, London Short Film Festival and Audi Dublin Film Festival to name but a few.