Gregory G. Allen

Gregory G. Allen

ASD Media & Entertainment
Director, Screenwriter, Producer, Film/theatre Journalist, Music Composer, Playwright, Stage Director, Theatre Director, Theatrical Producer and Actor

Hawthorne, New Jersey

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January 2013
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About Gregory

Gregory has been in the theatrical business for over thirty years as an actor, director, writer, and producer. His short film "Mother" (based on his 2011 book PROUD PANTS) which he wrote, produced, and directed won numerous awards at film festivals around the country including Best Director at Boston International Film Festival and Los Angeles International Film Festival and a 2015 Remi Award from WorldFest-Houston. His most recent film "Hiding in Daylight" which he wrote and co-produced, was one of 29 films chosen to screen at the American Pavilion at the Cannes Film Festival for 2019, has won audience awards at festivals, and won 3 IndieFEST awards for direction, writing, and Best LGBTQ Film. His screenplay "He is Gone" (based on his award-winning novel MISSING) was an official selection in the 2019 Beverly Hills Film Festival. Gregory has been the recipient of grants from BMI, ASCAP, the Watershed Foundation and is a member of The Dramatist Guild, the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, and a former member of the BMI Musical Theater Workshop.  He is the award-winning author of four novels, one nonfiction memoir,  two shorts, three children's books, and numerous plays and musicals written and produced for the stage. Gregory has been a freelance writer for many online sites including Broadway World and Huffington Post. He spends time traveling to schools & events advocating for autism, LGBT, and equality.

His latest project (HIDING IN DAYLIGHT) about life after a gay purge in America, has morphed into an ART AS ACTIVISM crusade. In addition to the short film version, there is a feature screenplay written as well as a one-act play version being shopped to theaters and producers. This show dealing with politics, equality, and love carries an important message that Gregory hopes to get to as many audiences on as many artistic platforms as possible.

Gregory is looking to connect to filmmakers in search of source material for scripts and discuss his published novels' potential to be adapted as screenplays or executive producers that want to be involved with turning the short film "Hiding in Daylight" into a feature film.

Loglines

  • Hiding in Daylight

    Hiding in Daylight Drama Four gay friends must erase themselves in order to survive as they attempt to "wait out" a gay purge that has occurred in America. 

  • Patchwork of Me

    Patchwork of Me Drama Romance A woman travels across country to confront a heinous and forgotten past in order to find potential love in her future.

  • Cool Side of the Pillow

    Cool Side of the Pillow Comedy Drama A stay-at-home dad at a crossroads in his life, falls down the “rabbit hole” when an eccentric older actress enters his life.

  • Mother

    Mother Drama As a thirty four year old man lies dying, the depths to which a mom will go for the love of a child are discovered.

Credits

Awards

  • Hiding in Daylight: Award of Excellence Script & Best LGBTQ Film
    (2019)

  • Hiding in Daylight: Best in Show Wicked Queer Film Festival
    (2019)

  • He is Gone: Screenplay Official Selection Beverly Hills Film Festival
    (2019)

  • Cool Side of the Pillow: Semi-Finalists/Screencraft Cinematic Book Competition
    (2018)

  • Indie Soul Best Director/Boston International Film Festival (Mother)
    (2015)

  • Patchwork of Me: Winner in General Fiction NY Book Festival, Winner in Women's Lit category International Book Awards, Gold Winner in Fiction:Intrigue category Readers Favorite Awards, Finalist in Cross-Genre category International Book Awards
    (2012)

  • Well With My Soul: Finalist in Literary Fiction category USA Best Book Award, Nominated for a Lambda Literary Award for Debut Novel, Short-listed as a finalist for GLBTQ category for Indie Lit Awards
    (2011)

Education

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