Alan D. Boyd
Alan was raised in Edmonton, Canada where he first became involved in music through the local rock scene. He moved to Montreal, Santa Cruz and Vancouver to play in various bands and study production at music colleges. His time in Montreal saw him as part of iconic Canadian garage rock band The Gruesomes.
After spending the first part on the 1990’s in Vancouver working between music and video production Alan decided to take advantage of his British citizenship and relocate to London in 1994 and work in the music and film industry there.
Spending the next few year on the road as a front of house sound engineer and working as a location sound recordist on set, director Nicholas Copus asked Alan to compose for various projects he we involved in. The most prominent of which would be the 2009 BBC1 production of John Wyndham's classic sci-fi horror Day of the Triffids for which Alan was nominated for a Bulldog Award in the best music category by Televisual Magazine.
In 2015 Alan composed for the BBC on it’s acclaimed television programme Surviving the Holocaust: Freddie Knollers War directed by Simon Winchcombe. Alan is also composing production music for a variety of libraries with distribution around the world as well as writing for advertising and other media.
He has produced music for campaigns by Nike, Playstation, C4, the BBC and the NFB of Canada’s feature documentary Carts of Darkness by Canadian filmmaker Murray Siple. Besides the paid commissions Alan is passionate about working with new directors on short films, most recently Shinner by Nottingham based filmmaker David Lilley.
Alan continues to write and produce with artists as well as performing live and lecturing at the Academy of Contemporary Music in Guildford on Working for Features to the media composition students.
Surviving the Holocaust: Freddie Knoller’s War (2015 Television Documentary)
Director: Simon Winchcombe, Producer: - BBC
Shinner (Short Film 2014)
Directory: David Lilley, Producer: Beth Smith -
How Safe are our Skies? Detroit Flight 253 (UK)
The Underwear Bomber. Detroit Plane Plot (USA/CANADA) (2010 Television Documentary)
Executive Producers: Ali Turner & Tom Brisley - Darlow Smithson for BBC/Discovery
The Wailing Well (Short Film 2010) Director/Producer: David Lilley - Loonatik & Drinks
Day of the Triffids (2009 Television Drama)
Best Music Nomination - Televisual Bulldog Awards 2010
Director: Nicholas Copus, Producer: Stephen Smallwood - Power Corp/Prodigy Picture for
Miracle of the Hudson Plane Crash (2009 Television Documentary):
Director: Marc Tiley. Producer: Charlotte Surtees - Darlow Smithson
True Tales of Terror (2008):
Producer/Director: Nicholas Copus - Darlow Smithson for Discovery US Carts of Darkness (2008 Documentary Feature):
Director: Murray Siple . Producer: Tracey Friesen - National Film Board of Canada
Alive/I Shouldn't Be Alive (2006 Television Series):
Director: Various, Series Producer: Dan Gold - Darlow Smithson for C4/Discovery US
ICELAND: I’m a Celebrity Idents
Music Supervisor: Studio 32
NIKE Japan: Write the Future
Music Supervisors: Felt Music
Music Supervisors: Felt Music