Alex Garland began his career as a novelist, writing The Beach and Tesseract. He moved into screenwriting with his debut 28 Days Later, directed by Danny Boyle and produced by DNA Films. Garland then made his directorial debut in 2015 with Ex Machina, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award® for Original Screenplay along with a BAFTA award for Outstanding British Film and BAFTA’s Outstanding Debut by a British Director.
In 2018, Garland released his second film as writer-director, Annihilation, based on the 2014 novel by Jeff VanderMeer. His other screenplays include Sunshine, Never Let Me Go, Dredd and the video game “Enslaved: Odyssey to the West” which he co-wrote with Tameem Antoniades in 2010. Garland also executive produced 28 Weeks Later and most recently FX’s Devs, a limited series, for which he is the sole writer and director.