Alan Doshna's childhood devotion to Ed Wood was rewarded. As a child living in Yonkers, Alan rushed home from school to watch vintage monster movies on television.
He became a fan of filmmaker Ed Wood, particularly his "Bride of the Monster." Little did he know that his personal passion would lead to a professional association with the man whose "Plan 9 From Outer Space" is derided as the worst movie ever made.
There is a cult fascination with Wood. Johnny Depp portrayed him in Tim Burton's major motion picture "Ed Wood" in 1994.
Doshna is a historian and an associate producer for "The Haunted World of Edward D. Wood Jr.," a documentary about the movie man released on DVD by Image Entertainment. It also encompasses a restored version of Wood's first film, "Crossroads of Laredo."
Doshna met Crawford John Thomas, one of Wood's collaborators, in a California church.
Thomas had hired then-stage actor Wood in 1946 to write and co-direct TV commercials. After many conversations over a couple of years, Doshna partnered with Thomas and another filmmaker, Brett Thompson, who had financing, to embark on the "Laredo" restoration. Also created during the restoration was the documentary "The Haunted World of Edward D. Wood Jr."
Alan also acts in the soon-to-be released "Kelton's Dark Corner," a series by Ed Wood compatriot Paul Marco aka Kelton the Cop. He's also writing a couple celebrity bios - more to be revealed on these upcoming books.