For Alan

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Short Narrative Documentary/Drama

Shot and Directed by Dimi Nakov

In December 2009, New Zealander Mal Law made history by becoming the first person ever to run NZ’s 7 mainland Great Walks in just 7 days — a total distance of 360 kms in the longest week of his life.

FOR ALAN Entered “Your Film Festival” 2012

Festival YouTube Page:


“For Alan” was amongst the Official Selection,Screened and Nominated for Best Documentary at The British Independent Film Festival 2011.

Official Selection and Finalist at Wanaka Mountain Film Festival 2010

Official Selection and Screened at Heart of Gold International Film Festival 2011

7 in 7 Challenge Website:

It was an adventure to honor the memory of his brother Alan, who died as a teenager from leukemia. In completing the 7in7 Mal raised more than $85,000 for the Leukemia & Blood Foundation of NZ and so helped make a huge difference to people suffering from this cruel illness.

Mal Law’s Quote:

“I suspect that the experience of losing my ‘big bro’ when I was just 9 years old has had quite an impact on my life. It’s difficult to imagine that it hasn’t shaped the person I am today — for better or worse — in some way or other. Perhaps this is what gives me the fight to take on big challenges? Who knows?”

“No matter. Alan, this one is for you bro’

The film was shot in december 2009 and completed in post in May 2010.