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Dr Alan Nguyen is an international-award-winning writer, director and designer. He writes for the screen (Disney+, NBCU, ABC, SBS, Matchbox, December) theatre (Melbourne Theatre Company, Arts House) and works with and creates new and emerging technologies (Australia Council for the Arts, EyeJack). 

Alan is interested in media making, interdisciplinary projects, and the use of storytelling and new technologies to promote education, well-being and social connection.
As a writer and director, Alan's film work has broadcast on ABC and won awards & screened at film festivals internationally. His most recent writing is on the Disney+ show Last Days of the Space Age, to be released in 2023.

He frequently cowrites and collaborates with his brother, Jeremy Nguyen.

Current project Melodic Motions involves co-designing interactive, gesture-based collaborative artist tools for dancers with intellectual disabilities (Department of Social Services).

In the field of extended reality (XR), Alan wrote, directed and produced virtual reality nature documentary BeeScapes (People's Choice Award 2022, Festival of International Virtual and Augmented Reality Stories), 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).

Emerging in Brisbane's experimental music community, he has performed music in Australia, Asia and Europe. His compositions have been played on ABC Classic FM, Triple J, 4ZZZ and PBS. Alan has sound-designed award-winning theatre and live–art.

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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