Canadian-born Alan Best has worked in a variety of roles and sectors during his career in the entertainment industry, including as designer, animator,
TV & film producer, writer and translator. As a producer in Montreal, he was industry consultant for the National Bank, the Directors Guild of Canada and for
accounting firm Grant Thornton, where he helped establish Quebec as the leading global centre of computer-generated animation and visual effects. In 2005,
Alan directed the first CG-animated series, Reboot, and oversaw a variety of TV and film projects internationally.
Prior to this, Alan worked in London as an animator, set designer, visual effects supervisor and director of commercials and music videos before setting up his
own boutique animation studio, Best Films. His corporate client base included pharmaceutical and chemical giants such as Dow, Union Carbide, and Bristol-Myers Squibb.
Alan trained in Paris in graphic design at the atelier of affichiste Paul Colin and in film production at Éclair film studios. He is fully bilingual in French and English,
with a working knowledge of Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese and Mandarin.