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Michael Allcock

Michael Allcock, director,
Michael Allcock with Stephen Fry in a publicity photo from Fear of Dancing.

B: in Montréal, Québec

Born in Montreal, Michael Allcock is a director and screenwriter based in Toronto. The first documentary he wrote, Cass, showcased at Hot Docs 2000 and at the Yorkton Film Festival it was given both the Best Short Documentary and Best of the Festival award. It was also nominated for the 2000 Chalmers Award for best documentary. He also wrote Tyler’s Barrel, which screened at Hot Docs 2002, the Atlantic Film Festival, and Input 2003 in Denmark. Between 2003 and 2006, he wrote and story edited the WWI special First and Last, and the 3-hour series Canada’s War in Colour, both for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). His 2007 made-for-television movie Vimy Ridge: From Heaven to Hell was nominated for a Gemini Award for Best Writing in a Documentary Program or Series. He began directing in 2007 and we list his credits as a director first.