Allen Wolf

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Allen Wolf
Born Allen Wolf
(1970-10-29) October 29, 1970 (age 44)
Years active 1990 – Present

Allen Wolf (born October 29, 1970)[1] is an American film director, screenwriter and film producer.


Allen Wolf was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1970. He studied filmmaking at New York University where he graduated summa cum laude. He wrote, directed and produced his senior thesis film, Harlem Grace, which was a finalist for the Student Academy Awards and the Producers Guild of America Awards.[1][2][3] His debut feature film is In My Sleep[4]

In 2005, he produced a short, The Sound of Movies, which was a finalist for the Coca-Cola Refreshing Filmmaker's Award.[5][6][7]

In 2010, Wolf's feature directorial debut, In My Sleep screened at the market at the Cannes Film Festival, where The Hollywood Reporter called it "A sexy, well-made thriller. Savvy entertainment…will appeal to twentysomething audiences and movie-buff viewers who appreciate the pursued-pursuer, Hitchcockian style of suspenser. Narratively, In My Sleep never rests, a credit to the tight, psychologically astute pacing of filmmaker Wolf and editor Peter Devaney Flanagan. In like dark vein, cinematographer Michael Hardwick's taut compositions and vivid scopings magnify this nocturnal horror story."[8][1]

On November 6, 2010, In My Sleep screened at the Fort Lauderdale Film Festival where it won the Audience Choice Award.[9] Since it first screened at Cannes, the movie has sold to over seventy countries around the world.[10] In My Sleep was released theatrically in over twenty five cities in the U.S. and debuted as the number one new independent movie its opening weekend.[11] The In My Sleep(Special Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo) was released on November 8, 2011. Allen was interviewed about his hit film In My Sleep January 15, 2012 on the show NewsTek.[12][2]

In 2013, Wolf launched his next film, the romantic comedy Lessons from Violet from an award-winning screenplay that he wrote. Lessons from Violet is set to be the first romantic comedy that highlights the issue of human trafficking.[13][3]

In addition to being a filmmaker, Allen has also created a line of educational boardgames under the name of Morning Star Games, that has received 38 different awards, ranging from groups such as iParenting to the National Association of Gifted Children.[14]


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