Alan G Parker (director)
Alan G Parker started out his career in the music industry at the age of 20, following a few years as a band manager/promoter in a remote part of Lancashire! He moved to London in 1985 where over a period of almost 20 years he was, at one time or another, a press officer, a writer (18 books published to date) and the project co-ordinator in back catalogue at EMI Records, working with artists like; Stiff Little Fingers, Buzzcocks, The Stranglers, Sex Pistols, Slade, The Ramones, Blondie, Big Country, The Alarm, The Who, Whitesnake, UFO, The Mighty Wah!, Spear of Destiny/Theatre of Hate, Terrorvision, The Almighty, Monty Python, The Carry On Team, UFO, Saxon, Whitesnake & The Jam.
During his later years at the label Parker also became a staff member at ICE magazine with his own column ‘The Gimmick’ while also contributing to other ‘lads’ magazines.
In 2001 he travelled to New York with Director Don Letts and Producer Martin Baker (son of actor Stanley), while on US soil they witnessed 9/11 first hand, made a documentary about the NYC underground scene and Parker made some big career choices. Upon returning to London he left EMI behind and joined forces with both Letts and Baker as a researcher the three of them completed two more full length documentary movies including the critically acclaimed ‘All Mod Cons: The Jam’ (Universal Music) via a company they jointly owned named Diamond Films Ltd.
Parker directed his first feature length documentary ‘Never Mind the Sex Pistols’ for 2 Entertain/BBC 3 in 2005. Since then his critically acclaimed and hugely successful ‘Who Killed Nancy’ (Soda Pictures) saw him carry off the BBC Radio 6 best new Director of 2009. ‘Rebel Truce: The Story of The Clash’ (Eagle Entertainment) was named best documentary of 2007 by Time Out magazine. While his next cinema release ‘Monty Python: Almost the Truth’ (Eagle Rock Entertainment/IFC) saw him nominated Stateside for an Emmy. ‘Hello Quo: The Official Status Quo Story’ was his third film for the big screen and opened in the UK in October 2012. He is one half of the company A Geezer & A Blonde Productions London Ltd, along with Producer Alexa Morris.
"For my money one of the best rock n' roll documentaries that's ever been made!"
(Andrew Loog Oldman - Original Manager of the Rolling Stones on the movie 'Who Killed Nancy')
"Alan G Parker single-handedly gave Quo credibility back on a silver tray"
(Q Magazine on 'Hello Quo')
2017 The David Essex Story (documentary)
2017 It Was Fifty Years Ago Today... Sgt Pepper and Beyond (documentary)
2016 You Wanted the Best... You Got the Best: The Official Kiss Movie (documentary)
2012 Hello Quo (documentary)
2009 Monty Python: Almost the Truth - The Lawyer’s Cut (TV mini-series)
2009 Who Killed Nancy? (documentary)
2007 Rebel Truce, the History of the Clash (TV movie documentary)
2007 Never Mind the Sex Pistols, an Alternative History (video documentary)