Alan de Pellette is a director from Glasgow with wide ranging credits in TV and film. He began his career in radio and created the long running BBC Scottish comedy, OFF THE BALL, before moving into TV and a range of comedies for BBC Two, Three and BBC Scotland, including the award winning CHEWIN’ THE FAT and the critically acclaimed OVERNITE EXPRESS & SHREDDED WEEK.
Alan is currently working on the new live action CBBC series of Julia Donaldson’s PRINCESS MIRROR BELLE.
As well as moving into drama, Alan has also made several documentaries for the BBC, including SCOTLAND’S GAME CHANGERS, which was nominated for both an RTS and Celtic Media Award in 2018. He has directed numerous single dramas, including MYSTIQUE NO 375, a children’s drama for the BBC that screened in 15 countries around Europe during 2017 and 2018. In the last year, Alan has directed 15 episodes of Channel 4’s ground breaking continuing drama, HOLLYOAKS, including major storylines on racism, far right grooming and domestic abuse.
Alan has numerous film credits as a writer/director. His first short, THE AFICIONADO, was part of the UK Film Council scheme, ‘8½’, under patron Peter Mullan. It screened in festivals around the world and is shown regularly on TV across Europe by Mini Movie Channel. He has made 4 other successful short films, including a 45’ portmanteau of connected stories, DECLARATIONS, inspired by the 60th anniversary of the UN Declarations of Human Rights. It premiered at the 2009 New York Independent Film Festival, where Alan won Best International Director. In 2016, his micro budget feature film, ELEMENTAL, was shown at the Edinburgh International Film Festival in their Works in Progress selection.