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Dr Alan Nguyen is an international-award-winning media producer and designer. He writes for TV and streaming (Disney+, NBCU, ABC, SBS), live performance (Melbourne Theatre Company, Arts House) and works with new and emerging technologies (Australia Council for the Arts, EyeJack).
Alan is interested in transdisciplinary projects and the use of storytelling and new technologies to promote well-being, education and social connection.
FILM & TV
Alan was a Best Miniseries double nominee for the Australian Film Institute’s AACTA Awards and the Australian Writers Guild’s AWGIE Awards for his writing on the 4 x 1 hour limited series Hungry Ghosts (NBC Universal/ SBS Australia/ Matchbox Pictures). His most recent screenwriting is on the Disney+ series Last Days of the Space Age, to be released in 2023.
As a writer and director, Alan's film work has screened on ABC and won awards at film festivals internationally. He frequently cowrites and collaborates with his brother, Jeremy Nguyen.
XR & INTERACTIVE
Alan leads a research team on Melodic Motions, involving the co-design of an interactive, gesture-based collaborative platform with and for dancers with intellectual disabilities (Department of Social Services).
Alan wrote, directed and produced VR nature documentary BeeScapes (People's Choice Award 2022, Festival of International Virtual and Augmented Reality Stories), served as writer and editor for groundbreaking AR comic book Razorlegs Volume 2 (published by EyeJack), and was VR designer for videographic opera The Exaltation of Enheduanna (Arts South Australia).
MUSIC & SOUND
Emerging in Brisbane's experimental music community, Alan has performed music in Australia, Asia and Europe and his compositions have been played on ABC Classic FM, Triple J, 4ZZZ and PBS. He has sound-designed award-winning theatre and live–art.
LECTURER & ACADEMIC
As a media academic, Alan has delivered presentations at international conferences in Japan, Singapore and Korea.
Alan is a Lecturer in Media for the School of Media and Communication, RMIT University and is a member of the Care-full Design Lab.
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