Waiting for the big break ...
Alan David Pritchard is a multi-award-winning novelist, playwright, scriptwriter, poet, and creator of poetry videos/films.
His novel, ‘The Pebble Champion’ was the WINNER of the Best Book Award at the Miracle Makers International Film and Writers’ Festival, 2021. In addition, it was a WINNER of the SILVER AWARD (Novel Writing Category) at the LGBTQ Unbordered International Film Festival, Delaware, USA, February, 2022, and an HONORABLE MENTION at the WriteMovies Spring 2021 Screenwriting Contest, Beverly Hills, USA. Furthermore, it was an OFFICIAL NOMINEE at the 2021 Action on Film Megafest Intl. Film Festival and Writers’ Competition, Las Vegas. It was also a FINALIST at the 2021 Page Turner Best Book Awards Competition and received the FINALIST AWARD (LGBTQ Category) at the Independent Author Network Best Book of the Year Awards, 2021. Plus, it won the FINALIST AWARD at the Reader’s Favorite Book Awards, Miami, USA in 2019.
His most recent play/ theatre script, ‘Red-Handed’ was the WINNER at the 4th Dimension Independent Film Festival, Bali, 2021 and the Best Script Award Festival, April, London, 2021 as well as the Miracle Makers Intl Film and Writers’ Festival, Las Vegas, 2021. It was also awarded SEMI-FINALIST at the Script and StoryBoard Showcase Festival, Los Angeles, January 2021, and it was an OFFICIAL SELECTION at the Film Boxe Intl. Film Festival, May 2021 , the Fentress Fest for Writers, USA, 2022 and the Hamburg Film Awards, Germany, 2022. It was also a SEMI-FINALIST (Stage Play) at the Bull City Intl. Film and Screenwriting Festival, Durham, NC, USA, 2022.
'One of Us' , his screenplay, was the WINNER, Best Short Screenplay of the Year, Rome Prisma Intl. Film Festival, Rome, Italy, July, 2022 and the WINNER, Best LGBT Screenplay, at the Cannes Film Awards, 2022. It was also the WINNER of the Best Screenplay at the HollywoodJust4Shorts Film and Screenplay Competition, USA, 2022. Additionally, it received an HONORABLE MENTION at both the Athens Intl. Monthly Art Film Festival, 2022 and the Bowery Film Festival, New York, 2022. It was also a FINALIST at the Red Flight Pictures Screenplay Awards, Philadelphia - and a NOMINEE, Best Technique, at the London Paperscreenplay Awards, 2022 and made the DRAGON LIST (Screenplays of Outstanding Quality) at the Intl. Film Festival of Wales, 2022. Plus, it was a SEMI-FINALIST (Best Short Screenplay) at both the New York Intl. Screenplay Awards, April 2022, and the Santa Barbara Int. Screenplay Awards, May 2022. Also, it was a QUARTER-FINALIST at the Filmmatic Short Screenplay Awards, Los Angeles, 2022 and the New York Metropolitan Screenwriting Competition, 2022. And, it was an OFFICIAL SELECTION the Fort Myers Intl. Film Festival, Florida, 2022 + the Los Angeles Intl. Screenplay Awards, 2022 + the Amsterdam Freedom Film Festival, 2022 + the New York Script Awards, 2022+ the Berlin Intl. Screenwriting Festival, 2023 + the ScreenWriter's Launchpad Series Festival, 2023.
Some of his recent video poems/ short films from his poetry collection ‘Window Spit’ have been lauded at the following poetry video and film festivals:
• 'Seismic' = WINNER, Poetry Film, Creative Touching Concept at the 3rd Hottomela Intl. Film Festival, Calcutta, December2021. FINALIST, Fentress Fest for Writers, USA, April, 2022; SEMI-FINALIST, Bologna in Lettere Video Poetry Festival, May 2022; OFFICIAL SELECTION, Super Short Film Category, Hamburg Film Awards, Germany, 2022 and at the Newlyn PZ Intl. Film Festival, UK, June 2021. Plus it was a NOMINEE at the Miracle Makers Intl. Film and Writers’ Festival, Las Vegas, July 2021.
• ‘The Chosen Few’ = WINNER, Director's Choice Award at the International Poetry Film Festival, Hollywood, June 2022; QUARTER-FINALIST, Serbest International Film Festival, Moldova, 2022; NOMINEE at the Miracle Makers Intl. Film and Writers’ Festival, Las Vegas, July 2021; OFFICIAL SELECTION at the Intl. Art Film Festival, London, 2021 and at the 9th Intl. Poetry Festival, Athens, 2021.
• ‘The Letting Go’ = OFFICIAL SELECTION at the Miracle Makers Intl. Film and Writers’ Festival, Las Vegas, July 2021 and 2020 Cadence Video Poetry Festival, Seattle, USA.
• ‘Distance’ = WINNER, Best Film Poetry, So Limitless and Free Intl. Film Festival, December, 2021; WINNER, Best Micro Film at the Roma Intl. Short Film Festival, Rome, Italy, January 2022; FINALIST, Tokyo Intl. Short Film Festival, Tokyo, Japan, February2022; OFFICIAL SELECTION at both the Miracle Makers Intl. Film and Writers’ Festival, Las Vegas, July 2021 and the Tri-State New York Film Festival, November, 2021;.
• ‘Pivot Point’ = QUARTER-FINALIST, Serbest Intl. Film Festival, Moldova, 2022; OFFICIAL SELECTION at the Fotogenia FIlm Festival, Mexico, 2021.
  • Writer (13 Credits)
    One of Us (Red-Handed Screenplay)
    Screenplay, Short Script
    Red-Handed
    Stage Play
    Red-Handed
    Stage Play
    Still Waters
    Other
    THE PEBBLE CHAMPION
    Other
    Window Spit - Poetry Collection
    Other
    Distance2021
    Short
    Party2021
    Short
    Pivot Point2021
    Short
    The Chosen Few 20212021
    Short
    The Chosen Few2020
    Short
    Seismic2019
    Short
    The Letting Go2019
    Short
  • Director (8 Credits)
    One of Us2022
    Screenplay, Short Script
    Distance2021
    Short
    Party2021
    Short
    Pivot Point2021
    Short
    The Chosen Few 20212021
    Short
    The Chosen Few2020
    Short
    Seismic2019
    Short
    The Letting Go2019
    Short
Official Selection
One of Us
Amsterdam Freedom Independent Film Festival
Amsterdam
2022
Nominee, Best Technique
One of Us
PaperScreenplay Awards
London
2022
Winner, Best LGBTQ Screenplay
One of Us
Cannes Film Awards
Cannes, France
2022
Semi-Finalist
One of Us
New York International Screenplay Awards, 2022
New York
2022
Official Selection
One of Us
Fort Myers International Film Awards
Fort Myers USA
2022
Winner, Best Short Screenplay of the Year
One of Us (Red-Handed Screenplay)
Rome Prisma International Film Festival
Rome, Italy
2022
Official Selection
One of Us (Red-Handed Screenplay)
Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards, 2022
Los Angeles
2022
Best MicroFilm
Distance
Roma Short Film Festival
Rome
2022
Director's Choice Award Winner
The Chosen Few 2021
International Poetry Film Festiival
Hollywood
2022
Quarter-Finalist
Pivot Point
Serbest International Film Festival 2022
Kishinev
2022
Offical Selection
Red-Handed
Fentress Fest For Writers
Los Angeles
2022
Semi-Finalist
Red-Handed
Bull City International Film and Screenwriting Festival, 2022
Durham, NC, USA
2022
Winner, Silver Award, Novel Writing
THE PEBBLE CHAMPION
LGBTQ Unbordered International Film Festival
Delaware USA
2022
Quarter-Finalist
The Chosen Few
Serbest International Film Festival 2022
Kishinev
2022
Finalist
Seismic
Fentress Fest For Writers
Los Angeles
2022
Winner, Best Film Poetry
Distance
So Limitless and Free International Film Festival
Quebec
2021
Official Selection
Distance
Tri-State New York Film Festival
New York
2021
Official Selection
Distance
Miracle Makers International Film Festival
Las Vegas
2021
Finalist
Window Spit - Poetry Collection
Miracle Makers International Film Festival
Las Vegas
2021
Official Selection
The Chosen Few 2021
International Art Film Festival
London
2021
Finalist
The Chosen Few 2021
Miracle Makers International Film Festival
Las Vegas
2021
Official Selection
The Chosen Few 2021
9th International Video Poetry Festival
Athens
2021
Official Selection
Pivot Point
Festival Fotogenia
Mexico City
2021
Official Selection
Red-Handed
Film Boxe International Film Festiival
USA
2021
Semi-Finalist, Best Stage Play Script
Red-Handed
Script and Storyboard Showcase Festival, 2021
Los Angeles
2021
Honorable Mention
THE PEBBLE CHAMPION
WriteMovies 2022 Screenwriting Contest
Beverly Hills, USA
2021
Finalist, LGBTQ Category
THE PEBBLE CHAMPION
Independent Authors Network Best Book of the Year
USA
2021
Finalist, Longlist
THE PEBBLE CHAMPION
Page Turner International Book Awards
Newbury, UK
2021
Nominee
THE PEBBLE CHAMPION
Action on Film Megafest
Las Vegas
2021
Winner
THE PEBBLE CHAMPION
Miracle Makers International Film Festival
Las Vegas
2021
Winner
Red-Handed
Miracle Makers International Film Festival
Las Vegas
2021
Winner
Red-Handed
Best Script Award, London
London
2021
Award Winner, Best Stage Play
Red-Handed
4th Dimension Independent Film Festival
Bali
2021
Finalist
Seismic
Miracle Makers International Film Festival
Las Vegas
2021
Official Selection
Seismic
Newlyn PZ International Film Festival
Newlyn, UK
2021
Winner
Seismic
Hottomela International Film Festival, 2021
Calcutta
2021
Official Selection
The Letting Go
Miracle Makers International Film Festival
Las Vegas
2021
Official Selection
The Letting Go
Cadence Video Poetry Festival
Seattle
2020
Finalist
Window Spit - Poetry Collection
Eyelands International Book Awards
Athens, Greece
2019
Finalist Award LGBTQ Category
THE PEBBLE CHAMPION
Readers' Favorite Finalist Award, LGTBQ Category
Miami
2019
Birth City
Cape Town, South Africa
Current City
Shanghai
Hometown
Shanklin, Isle of Wight, England
Gender
Male
Ethnicity
British
Alan and his partner have 11 cats and 2 rabbits in their apartment in Shanghai.
"Never take yourself for granted."
Waiting for the big break ...
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