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Alan Walsh is a talented and award-winning film director and writer who is based in Dublin. He is a member of the Directors Guild of Ireland,. In 2006 Alan won the International Film Award for Best Director (Short) for his film WHAT IF at the New York International Independent Film & Video Festival. His film also garnered him both Best Director and Best Short Film Awards at the 2006 Los Angeles International Film & Video Festival. WHAT IF also won the coveted Audience Award at the 2007 Chicago Irish Film Festival.

Alan also wrote and directed the short films NO JUSTICE in 2009 and VICIOUS CIRCLE in 2006. All his films have received world-wide distribution.. Alan has worked in the film industry for 28 years. He served as 2nd Unit Director for the Fox TV series MYSTIC KNIGHTS. He was the Military Advisor for the 2006 film THE WIND THAT SHAKES THE BARLEY. He served as Stunt Coordinator for several TV series including ROCK RIVALS, PROOF, and FOREIGN EXCHANGE. Alan has also worked as a Stunt Performer on a myriad of projects including THE TUDORS, BRAVEHEART, MICHAEL COLLINS, IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER, THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO, and MY LEFT FOOT. Over the years Alan has worked closely with some of best-known and respected directors in the world including Mel Gibson, John Boorman, Neil Jordan, Alan Parker, Joel Schumacher, Pen Densham, and Ron Howard. He has become particularly close friends with noted director Jim Sheridan (IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER, BROTHERS). Alan’s keen observation and hands-on-experience working alongside these titans of the industry have afforded him the insight and capability to direct outstanding films, as evidenced by his recent director awards.

Recently Alan completed writing an expanded screenplay for WHAT IF to be produced as a feature film. Actors Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, and Jonathan Rhys Myers have all expressed interest in the project. At the moment WhatIf is been concidered by United Artists

Currently Alan is looking forward to directing the thriller THE LAMENT OF MICHAEL O’REILLY shoots 2011

Alan has worked in the Film Industry for twenty-eight years as a stunt performer and 2nd Unit Director. Alan has also Written/Directed and produced short films.

Alan Directed Nine episodes of Mystic Knights a TV Series for Fox Television. Wrote and Directed "VICIOUS CIRCLE". Set in 1916. (short and has been given worldwide distribution) Wrote and Directed "What If" Award winning. (Short) Which Won best short film and Best Director for Alan, in the Los Angeles & New York International Independent Film & Video Festival & won an audience at the Chicago Film festival 2007. Alan also wrote and directed "No Justice" (drama which he won Best Director. The film also won best music score at the Underground Cinema festival. Alan complete his first feature film Spiders Trap 2014.

Directing Referees

John Boorman & Jim Sheridan
As a Director: What If" "No Justice" "Vicious Circle" "Noble Blood"
Best Director & Best Short (WhatIf) LA. New York
Best Director (NoJustice) LA. New York
Best Score (NoJustice)..Dublin
Audience Award (Whatif)...Chicago
Training & Education:
28 Years in the film and TV business
Favourite Films:
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