Van Alan is a film director raised in Houston, TX, now based in Seattle, WA. He started his career directing numerous music videos for popular 90's bands such as Better Than Ezra and the Presidents of USA, garnering millions of online views and featured on sites such as Rolling Stone, VEVO, and YouTube.

Van has commercially worked with national brands such as NBC Universal, Verizon, Amazon, Microsoft, and Xbox.

His short films have been selected in the Texas Filmmakers Showcase, featured on the IFC Media Lab, and played at film festivals worldwide. He is a recipient of the Washington Filmworks Innovation Lab for his digital series, "Automata".