Dr Alan Nguyen is a writer, director and designer working in TV (SBS, ABC, NBCU, Matchbox, Princess, December) theatre (Melbourne Theatre Company) and new and emerging technologies (Australia Council for the Arts, EyeJack). He is interested in filmmaking, interdisciplinary projects, and the use of storytelling and emerging technologies to promote education, well-being and social connection.
TV & Film
As a writer and director, Alan's film work has broadcast on ABC and won awards & screened at film festivals internationally. 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 the SBS miniseries HUNGRY GHOSTS (Matchbox Pictures/NBC Universal).
XR & Interactive
Current projects MELODIC MOTIONS and POLYPHONIC MOTIONS focus on the co-design of interactive, movement-based art tools that promote well-being and social connection (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), 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).
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.