Phil Allocco - Writer/Director

Over the last several years Allocco has garnered over 30 awards for his films and screenplays in categories such as Best Director, Best Short Film, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography and Audience Choice. He was also one of the short-listed directors picked by Steven Spielberg from a world-wide search of over 12,000 directors for his US TV series On the Lot for FOX TV, produced by Spielberg and Mark Burnett. Later this year Allocco will direct, 5 Lbs of Pressure starring James Caviezel, Freddy Rodríguez and Mena Suvari.

Recently Allocco directed 12-mini-documentaries for History and Bank of America to air during their highest ever rated show, America the Story of Us. The mini doc series was featured in articles in the New York Times and Business Week. Allocco also directed and edited the short film series Expedition Africa Survival Tips for the History Channel.

Allocco directed and edited the one-hour documentary Roxy: The Last Dance, which aired on MTV Network's Logo. He also directed and edited twenty PSA's for GLAAD's “Be an Ally & A Friend” campaign, featuring more than forty celebrities including Zoe Saldana, Kevin Bacon, Kyra Sedgwick, Sally Field, William Baldwin, Graham Norton, Alan Cumming and Ellen DeGeneres.

In early 2005, Allocco produced and edited The Best of the GLAAD Awards for Logo. From 2003 to 2004 Allocco was the associate producer, segment director and editor of the TV series Repo Men - Stealing for a Living on TLC starring Vincent Pastore. He was also the associate producer of The Talent Collector for AMC and directed and edited numerous TV pilots, commercials and industrials.

With an extensive background in the visual arts, new media, and music, Allocco began his career as a musician and singer/songwriter. He was the driving force behind two bands that were under contract with MCA and Def Jam/Mercury records. Law and Order released two international records with MCA, Guilty of Innocence, 1988, and Rites of Passage, 1992, and toured with acts such as Pearl Jam and Blind Melon. In 1989, after the band hosted thirty writers at a national press conference in Memphis, TN, Allocco was awarded honorary citizen and given the key to the city.

In 1995 Dogma was signed to Def Jam/Mercury and released Feeding the Future in 1997. Both bands toured the U.S. and Europe, and had several top-ten hits on college radio. Allocco performed in and helped develop five music videos, three of which appeared on MTV, where he made several guest appearances.

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