The UK’s National Film and Television School (Nfts) has appointed Oscar and Bafta nominated writer, producer and director Alex Garland as its first associate director.
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Garland is known for writing the screenplays for Danny Boyle’s 28 Days Later and Sunshine as well as Never Let Me Go and Dredd. He made his feature debut as a writer-director with 2015 sci-fi Ex Machina, which received Oscar and Bafta nominations.
His next film is sci-fi Annihilation, which stars Natalie Portman, Tessa Thompson, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Oscar Isaac and is set for release next month.
Garland’s time in the Nfts role will last two years. His responsibilities will include acting as a role model and creative figurehead for the Nfts student body, contributing to learning through masterclasses and special events, and acting as an ambassador for the school to promote its achievements and enhance its profile both nationally