Blue Plate specializes in the creation of documentaries for broadcast and streamers, custom videos for clients and experimental productions. We help shape the concept, assemble the visuals, and produce the final product.
Director, Writer & Producer
Alan began his career in radio and was part of the award-winning team that produced the five-part national CBC Radio documentary series A Matter of Survival, hosted by Dr. David Suzuki. He is the founder of Blue Plate Productions, which specializes in the creation of prestige documentaries.
Alan produced the award-winning Glowing In The Dark, which looks at the history of neon light in Vancouver, Los Angeles and Las Vegas. His semi-autobiographical film Who The Jew Are You? premiered on Rogers Omni and was screened at festivals across North America.Alan’s new feature documentary Finding Freedom, is about four refugees and captures the brutal reality of seeking international asylum in the pursuit of a new life. He has taught courses in the field of film of documentary and digital media at numerous private and public institutions. He completed his MAA at Emily Carr University of Art + Design with a focus on the effect of 3D on documentary filmmaking.
Honours & Awards
2020 Silbersalz Science and Media Festival
Juror long form documentary
2011 Doxa Documentary Festival
Juror short subject documentary
2010 BC Arts Council
Awarded Senior Scholarship
2010 International Documentary Association
Juror long form factual series
1998 Heritage Vancouver
Advocacy Award for “Glowing In The Dark”
1998 Heritage Society of British Columbia
Award of Honour for “Glowing In The Dark”