Waiting for the big break ...
Alan David Pritchard is a multi-award-winning novelist, playwright, 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 received an OFFICIAL SELECTION at the LGBTQ Unbordered International Film Festival, Delaware, USA, January 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 International Film Festival and Writers’ Competition, Las Vegas. 'The Pebble Champion' was also selected as a FINALIST at the 2021 Page Turner Best Book Awards Competition, and it was awarded 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 play ‘Genius' was the WINNER at one of the regions of the Welsh Young Farmers' Play Festival in 2000 and consequently, a FINALIST in the national competition. 'Genius' was performed at the Brecon Theatre, and 13 years later, staged at the Hafren Theatre in Wales.
His most recent play/ theatre script, ‘Red-Handed’ was the WINNER of the Best Stage Script Award at the following film and writing festivals:
• WINNER at the 4th Dimension Independent Film Festival, Bali, 2021
• WINNER at The Best Script Award Festival, April, London, 2021
• WINNER at the Miracle Makers International 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 International Film Festival, May 2021.
His first poetry collection, ‘Advancing Backwards’ featured poems selected for publication in literary magazines, poetry anthologies, and websites worldwide. He was chosen as Poet of the Month by the then Poets' Society of London in 2005 and was also invited to read his poetry at the Poetry Café in Covent Garden. Additionally, his video poem from that collection, ‘Like So’ was an OFFICIAL SELECTION at the Visible Verse Poetry Festival in Vancouver, Canada in 2013.
‘Window Spit’, his second poetry collection, was described as “an intoxicating look at today’s reality” by the author Rosie Malzier, and was a FINALIST in the Eyelands International Book Awards, Greece, in 2019. Additionally, it was also a NOMINEE/ FINALIST at the Miracle Makers International Film and Writers’ Festival, Las Vegas, 2021.
Some of his recent video poems/ short films from ‘Window Spit’ have been lauded at the following poetry video and film festivals:
• 'Seismic' = WINNER, Poetry Film, Creative Touching Concept at the 3rd Hottomela International Film Festival, Calcutta, December2021; OFFICIAL SELECTION at the Newlyn PZ International Film Festival, June 2021; NOMINEE at the Miracle Makers International Film and Writers’ Festival, Las Vegas, July 2021.
• ‘The Chosen Few’ = OFFICIAL SELECTION at the 9th International Poetry Festival, Athens, 2021; NOMINEE at the Miracle Makers International Film and Writers’ Festival, Las Vegas, July 2021; OFFICIAL SELECTION at the International Art Film Festival, London, 2021.
• ‘The Letting Go’ = OFFICIAL SELECTION at the Miracle Makers International Film and Writers’ Festival, Las Vegas, July 2021; OFFICIAL SELECTION, 2020 Cadence Video Poetry Festival, Seattle, USA.
• ‘Distance’ = OFFICIAL SELECTION at the Miracle Makers International Film and Writers’ Festival, Las Vegas, July 2021; OFFICIAL SELECTION at the Tri-State New York Film Festival, November, 2021; WINNER, Best Film Poetry, So Limitless and Free International Film Festival, December, 2021; WINNER, Best Micro Film at the Roma International Short Film Festival, Rome, Italy, January 2022.
• ‘Pivot Point’ = OFFICIAL SELECTION at the Fotogenia FIlm Festival, Mexico, 2021.
  • Writer (12 Credits)
    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 (7 Credits)
    Distance2021
    Short
    Party2021
    Short
    Pivot Point2021
    Short
    The Chosen Few 20212021
    Short
    The Chosen Few2020
    Short
    Seismic2019
    Short
    The Letting Go2019
    Short
Best MicroFilm
Distance
Roma Short Film Festival
Rome
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
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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