Dr Alan Nguyen is an international-award-winning writer and director, who writes for TV (NBCU, ABC, SBS, Matchbox, December) theatre (Melbourne Theatre Company) and works with new and emerging technologies (Australia Council for the Arts, Creative Victoria, EyeJack).
He frequently collaborates with his brother, Jeremy Nguyen.
TV & FILM
In 2020, 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 SBS miniseries Hungry Ghosts (Matchbox Pictures/NBC Universal). As a writer and director, Alan's film work has broadcast on ABC and won awards & screened at film festivals internationally.
XR & INTERACTIVE
Current projects Melodic Motions and Polyphonic Motions involve co-designing interactive, movement-based tools for artists with intellectual disabilities for creative collaboration (supported by Australia Council for the Arts and the Department of Social Services). In the field of extended reality (XR), Alan has served as writer, director & producer of Virtual Reality nature documentary BeeScapes (Creative Victoria, City of Melbourne), writer and editor for groundbreaking Augmented Reality comic book Razorlegs Volume 2 (published by EyeJack), and Virtual Reality Designer for videographic opera The Exaltation of Enheduanna (Arts South Australia).
MUSIC & SOUND
Emerging in Brisbane's experimental music community, he has performed music in Australia, Asia and Europe. His compositions have been played on ABC Classic, Triple J, 4ZZZ and PBS. Alan 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 and the Screen and Sound Cultures Group.