Alain Zaloum’s wide-ranging career covers many platforms and genres.  He is a veteran television writer, director and producer of factual, lifestyle and true-crime programs as well as a writer/director of theatrical feature films, from comedies to thrillers.  Most recently he was co-creator of the acclaimed true-crime Netflix series Real Detective and the CSA award winning CBC series The Detectives, for which he was nominated twice for a CSA for best writer.

His feature films include the thrillers Canvas for ABC and Suspicious Minds for Lionsgate Pictures starring Patrick Bergin.  He co-wrote and directed the comedy Promise Her Anything starring Billy Zane and the award-winning French language comedy and box-office hit C’est Pas Moi, C’est L’Autre starring Quebec screen icon Roy Dupuis.  In 2008 Alain moved to Los Angeles where he wrote and directed the award-winning independent film David & Fatima, which co-stars Academy Award winning actor Martin Landau and legendary screen icon Tony Curtis, in his last screen performance.  

Alain operates his own Montreal-based production company – Slingshot Productions Inc., and has a number of television and feature projects in development. 



  • Canadian Screen Award (CBC) 2020 & 2021
    • Nomination – Best Writing in a Factual Series

DAVID & FATIMA (2009) 

  • Napa Sonoma Wine Country Film Festival 
    • Margrit & Robert Mondavi Award for Peace and Cultural Understanding
  • Washington DC Indie Film Festival.
    • World Cinema Award 


  • Temecula Valley Film Festival 
    • Jury Prize winner 

Alain is a proud member of the following organizations: