Alan Fine

Alan Fine

Monkey Brains, LLC
Director, Filmmaker, Music Composer, Playwright, Producer, Screenwriter, Script Consultant and Actor

New York City, New York

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About Alan

Alan Fine is a writer/director, producer, composer and editor, known for his award winning short “The Catalyst,” as well as “Freeze, Freeze, Fry: Climate Past, Present and Future” and “UnEarthing Life: A Deep History of a Living Planet.”

From 2005-2012, Fine was a producer, director, and editor at Classroom Encounters, creating teacher-friendly world-class science media which sold to high schools, colleges and libraries internationally. At Classroom Encounters, Fine steered six full length 90 minute productions through all stages, from pre-production through DVD / BluRay duplication, including directing, authoring, cover art and website design.

Fine learned film and television production, filmmaking, and directing while assisting executive producers and directors at Universal and Walt Disney Studios in Los Angeles. He became a Development Executive for Mercedes Entertainment and Carmen Culver Films and sold screenplays and teleplays to TriStar Pictures, Universal, USA Networks and Pachyderm Entertainment.

As a freelance director, producer and editor, Alan was a member of several Los Angeles-based ad agencies including C.H. Winsor & Associates and The Ed Roth Show. Working with a wide range of budgets, he created memorable on-air and video presentations for telecommunications, medical and entertainment clients.

Fine went on to write and direct the world’s first interactive situation comedy, “Real Time” for Syzol New Media and the pilot for the game show “Lie Detector” for Visionati.

Fine directed numerous staged readings of his play “Fountain of Youth” at the Neighborhood Playhouse and the Actors Theatre Workshop in Manhattan, and is turning the work into a screenplay and a musical.

Fine served as technical consultant for Pop.com, Steven Spielberg and Ron Howard’s Internet company in Los Angeles.

Fine has appeared as an actor on “Cheers” and other shows, and has been a stand-up comedian who was a winning contestant on “The Dating Game.” His short film, “Virus Hits Paramount Pictures in NY – Tech Support Overwhelmed” had East and West Coast Premieres at both of the Paramount Pictures Studio Theaters.

Fine is a member of the Writers Guild of America, Dramatists Guild, and Screen Actors Guild.

http://www.imdb.me/alanfine

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Credits

  • The Catalyst

    The Catalyst (2016)
    Film by Alan Fine (Horror and Thriller) Director, Writer, Music department After simple household accidents trigger increasingly violent paranormal incidents, a young family becomes afraid to even move in their own home.

  • Reminds Me of a Joke

    Reminds Me of a Joke (2015)
    Film (short) by Alan Fine (Comedy) Director, Producer

  • Hurricanes and Our Future: Missing Link in Earth's Climate System

    Hurricanes and Our Future: Missing Link in Earth's Climate System (2009)
    Video by Alan Fine (Documentary) Director, Producer, Editor Kerry Emanuel, PhD, MIT professor of meteorology and world expert on hurricanes, joins a class of teens to discuss cyclones. 57 chapter stops cover what hurricanes are, how they work as real world "heat engines," how warming temperatures impact hurricanes frequency and intensity, the surprising role he believes this planetary phenomena plays and has played in Earth's climate system, and what we can expect in the future. Students interview Emanuel on science, public policy, science as a career, research, and how science progresses through debate and argument. The teacher-producer interviews Emanuel on the essence of science, inquiry, and discovery. 60 minutes, plus thirty minutes of the two interview segments. Written by Classroom Encounters LLC

  • UnEarthing Life: On Mars

    UnEarthing Life: On Mars (2008)
    Video by Alan Fine (Documentary) Director, Producer, Editor Teach teach with - and learn from - Dr. Andrew Knoll, Harvard evolutionary biologist, professor of natural history, geologist, paleontologist and member of the Mars Exploration Rovers Team. Author of Life on a Young Planet: The First Three Billion Years of Evolution (2004) Dr. Knoll shares his experiences as a member of the Mars Exploration Rover Team, illustrating the processes of science, inquiry, and collaboration that make it possible to conduct such a mission. He illustrates a "science" way of thinking and discovering, reviewing the stunning and remarkable images and data being sent back by the Mars Rovers. He also describes how the same techniques used on Earth can be employed to search for signs of life on other planets. 35 Chapter Stops, one for each teaching point or question, so the viewer may navigate as he or she likes, spending as much or as little time on a question or clip as the viewer wishes. Suitable for general audiences, teachers and students in grades 5-12, ... Written by Classroom Encounters LLC

  • UnEarthing Life: A Deep History of a Living Planet

    UnEarthing Life: A Deep History of a Living Planet (2008)
    Video by Alan Fine (Documentary) Director, Producer, Editor Teach teach with - and learn from - Dr. Andrew Knoll, Harvard evolutionary biologist, professor of natural history, geologist, paleontologist and member of the Mars Exploration Rovers Team. Author of Life on a Young Planet: The First Three Billion Years of Evolution (2004) Dr. Knoll reconstructs the story of life's earliest beginnings on Earth, the emergence of microbes, and that the chemical and biological signs of life go back almost four billion years. Dr. Knoll illustrates how cutting-edge research now draws on all disciplines, from biology, geology, chemistry, to Earth and planetary sciences. He also describes how the same techniques used on Earth can be employed to search for signs of life on other planets, which leads directly into Dr. Knoll's second DVD (See below). 27 Chapter Stops, one for each teaching point or question, so the viewer may navigate as he or she likes, spending as much or as little time on a question or clip as the viewer wishes. Suitable for general ... Written by Classroom Encounters LLC

  • Freeze, Freeze, Fry: Climate Past, Present and Future

    Freeze, Freeze, Fry: Climate Past, Present and Future (2007)
    Video by Alan Fine (Documentary) Director, Producer, Editor Team-teach with -- and learn from -- Dr. Dan Schrag, an animated paleoclimatologist and geo-chemical oceanographer, as he presents the latest discoveries on how the planet works, reveals real-world science, shares his field work and that of others, and models passion, curiosity, and concern over the accelerating pace of global change. The science is enlivened by -- and made accessible to all audiences through -- field photos that "take you there," charts, graphs, maps, satellite images, and original illustrations, all chosen to enhance the teaching and learning value of the DVD. Solutions are also discussed. Student and teacher interviews are part of bonus material. 48 chapter stops, one for each teaching point or question, so the viewer may navigate as he or she likes, spending as much or as little time on a question or clip as the viewer wishes from the two hours of rich content. Suitable for general audiences, teachers and students in grades 5-12, professional development for ... Written by Classroom Encounters LLC

  • Thin Ice: Earth in the Time of Climate Change

    Thin Ice: Earth in the Time of Climate Change (2007)
    Video by Alan Fine (Documentary) Director, Producer, Editor Team-teach with -- and learn from -- intrepid field geologist, ice age expert, and plain-talking Harvard professor Dr. Paul Hoffman. He captivates students and their teacher with his passion, curiosity, and field discoveries, including signs of accelerating climate change today. Satellite photos, maps, charts, and graphs interwoven with student music, art, and original drawings enliven the science. Dr. Hoffman's film is 1.6 hours, and includes a 20 minute student interview, and a five minute teacher interview. There are over thirty chapter stops, one for each teaching point or question, so the viewer may navigate as he or she likes, spending as much or as little time on a question or clip as the viewer wishes. Suitable for general audiences, teachers and students in grades 5-12, professional development for teachers of all grades and subjects, and informal educators. Written by Classroom Encounters LLC

  • Climate Change and Our Future

    Climate Change and Our Future (2006)
    Video by Alan Fine (Documentary) Director, Producer, Editor Team-teach with -- and learn from -- Professor William Moomaw, an engaging expert on climate change and energy policy. He shares a fascinating, succinct and compelling overview of the science and evidence for climate change, scientists predictions for the future, and what's being done. Field photos from scientists around the world, leading-edge science, images of a planet undergoing dramatic change and human efforts to find solutions all punctuate his presentation. 26 chapter stops, one for each teaching point or question, so the viewer may navigate as he or she likes, spending as much or as little time on a question or clip as the viewer wishes in the two hours of rich content. Bonus material includes in-depth student and scientist reactions and questions. Suitable for general audiences, teachers and students in grades 5-12, professional development for teachers of all grades and subjects, and informal educators. Written by Classroom Encounters LLC

  • Better Than Ever

    Better Than Ever (1997)
    Film by Uzo (Adventure, Action and Comedy) Writer

  • The Broken Cord

    The Broken Cord (1992)
    TV Movie by Ken Olin (Drama) Miscellaneous Crew David Norwell, an anthropology professor, wants to adopt a child even though he is single. He is finally given a Native American child who might be slightly different from other children. In fact, Adam, the child, soon starts showing signs of mental illness. Through the years, David tries to help his son overcome his disability but he finds it difficult when Adam won't help himself. It is later discovered that Adam was born from an alcoholic mother and is the cause of his problems. Written by Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>

  • Beyond Reality

    Beyond Reality (1991)
    Television (Drama, Horror, Mystery and Sci-Fi) Writer University parapsychologists Laura Wingate and J.J. Stillman investigate reports of ghosts, out-of-body experiences, telekinesis and other unexplained phenomena that occur in ordinary people's lives. Young Celia later joins them.

  • The Last Prostitute

    The Last Prostitute (1991)
    TV Movie by Lou Antonio (Drama) Miscellaneous Crew

  • Adventures in Babysitting

    Adventures in Babysitting (1989)
    Television by Joel Zwick (Comedy) Miscellaneous Crew

  • Amazing Stories

    Amazing Stories (1986)
    Television by John Falsey (Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery and 2 More) Actor Truly amazing, and sometimes odd, stories are narrated. Many famous actors and actresses made guest appearances.

  • Cheers

    Cheers (1984)
    Television by Les Charles (Comedy and Drama) Actor The lives of the disparate group of employees and patrons at a Boston watering hole called Cheers over eleven years is presented. Over much of this period, Sam Malone, a womanizing ex-Boston Red Sox pitcher and an alcoholic, owns the bar, its purchase and this life which was his salvation from his alcoholism which was largely the cause of the end of his baseball career. He ends up having a love-hate relationship with intellectual Diane Chambers, who he hires as a waitress and whose cultured mentality is foreign to anyone else in the bar. He also has an evolving relationship with Rebecca Howe, who managed the bar for the Lily Corporation which bought it from Sam, but whose outward business savvy belied the fact that she was a mess of a woman who was struggling to find her place in life. The regular patrons are largely a bunch of self-identified losers, who bond because of their shared place in life, and because Cheers is their home away from home, and in many ways more a home than ... Written by Huggo

  • Delta Pi

    Delta Pi (1984)
    Film by Kevin Brodie (Comedy) Actor The Delta Pi sorority is a sort of female Animal House. Constantly strapped for cash, they agree to travel to Las Vegas to participate in a mud-wrestling competition. Of course, this results in many hi-jinks, some even involving their octogenarian house mother. Written by Mike Konczewski

  • Capitol

    Capitol (1982)
    Television by Steven Karpf (Drama) Actor This daytime serial dramatized the power struggles and personal machinations between two feuding political families the wealthy Cleggs and middle-class McCandlesses. Storylines developed from the star-crossed romance between Julie Clegg and Tyler McCandless, which re-activated a lifetime feud between their respective families. In the series' final year, the political intrigue expanded internationally, as several characters became involved in the problems of the war-torn, Middle Eastern nation of Baraqu. Written by Mark Faulkner <mtflknr@cc.memphis.edu>

Awards

  • Best SciFright Short, the 42nd Boston Sci-Fi Film Festival
    (2017)

  • Official Selection of the International Horror & Sci Fi Film Festival, Phoenix
    (2017)

  • Outstanding Actor, Actress, and Special Effects, Zed Fest Film Festival, Los Angeles
    (2016)

  • Best Short Screenplay, New York International Film Festival - Fright Fest
    (2016)

  • Best Picture, Best Special Effects and "Most Spine-Tingling Scare" Haunted Oaks Film Festival, Pitts
    (2016)

  • Official Selection of the Northeast Film Festival Horror Fest and Nomination for Best Actor
    (2016)

  • Official Selection of the New York Short Film Festival
    (2016)

  • Official Selection of the Darkness Reigns Horror Film Festival, New Orleans
    (2016)

Education

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