I have always wanted to be a bridge between the East and West and writing is how I am going to do it.
I’m Alan Mehanna and I am a Screenwriter.
I am also a screenwriter with multiple screenplays currently in Screenplay competitions and festivals. During my free time, I freelance as an actor, a screenplay doctor, and I teach Screenwriting courses at three local universities.
In late 2000, my family and I moved from my home country of Lebanon to the United States where I finished my high school education, completed my Bachelor's of Fine Arts Degree in Film and Media Arts from the University of Tampa in Florida, then went on to directing my award winning short film One Last Stand and work towards acquiring my Master's degree in Film Production, which is what I thought I wanted to do at that time.
After a semester and half, however, I realized it was not what I wanted to do and found a Master's program in Screenwriting at Full Sail University in Orland, Florida. In 2013, I completed my Master's of Fine Arts in Screenwriting and made the biggest decision of my life and moved back to Lebanon.
Now that I am home, I haven't stopped working in the film and television industry in Lebanon all the while teaching at three local universities, and working on my writing.
Finally, there are many people who have helped and supported me to get to where I am today and to list them all would take up a lot of screen space. I would like to openly thank them from the bottom of my heart.
Name: Alan Mehanna
Lives in: Beirut, Lebanon
Occupation: Actor, Filmmaker and Screenwriter
Unique traits: Trilingual, Baritone, Accents
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Film (short) by Cedarvision Productions Writer, Director A couple who have been together for 4 years in a mutually abusive relationship, reach a point where they have to come to terms with the sins of the past and their enigmatic future.
Elissa, Princess of Tyre
Film Screenwriter Tyre 820 BC – the death of the king causes ripples within the city as politics takes over splitting the citizens into two: those who support Elissa being queen, and those who want her younger brother Pygmalion instead. Manipulated by the king’s advisor who is also the head of the senate, Pygmalion becomes a pawn in dangerous game, forcing Elissa to choose between her family and her duty to her people. Family, power, and sacrifice converge on our heroine as she begins her rise from princess to the legendary Phoenician queen.
One Last Stand
Film (short) by Cedarvision Productions Writer, Director With the world on the verge of a third World War, God witnessing the failure of his creation and the loss of ever achieving a utopia, decides to take a final stand. He chooses two people from Earth, an Arab man and an American woman. God places the two in a secluded white room where they are told to come up with a unanimous decision: Press the red button which will ultimately reset the world from the very beginning, giving mankind another chance to start from point zero; or wait and hope that mankind will decide not to go through another world war. With time running out, the two must reach a compromise or the fate of the world will be forever doomed.
Just4Shorts Film and Screenplay Competition Semi-Finalist
Official Selection Canadian Diversity Film Festival
Official Selection Los Angeles Lift Off Film Festival
WildSOUND FEEDBACK Film and Screenplay Festival - Winner
The Travolta Family Inspiration Award
Full Sail University (Winter Park, FL)
University of Tampa (Tampa, FL)