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Michael Allcock

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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.

Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

Featherland (2009, short, documentary)

Semisweet: Life in Chocolate (2012, documentary)
Kubo’s Crickets (TV-2015, short, documentary)

Fear of Dancing (TV-2020)

TV Series:
Final 24 (2007, 1 episode)
F2: Forensic Factor (2009, 2010, 3 episodes)

Alien Mysteries (2013, 6 episodes)
Haunted Hospitals (2018, 2019, 13 episdoes)
Paranormal 911 (2019, 13 episodes)

Credits as a Screenwriter:
Cass (1999, short, documentary)

Tyler’s Barrel (2002)
First and Last (TV-2003, documentary)
Vimy Ridge: Heaven to Hell (TV-2007, documentary)
The Pagan Christ (TV-2007, documentary)
The Rise and Fall of the Grumpy Burger (2008, documentary)
Giant Crystal Cave (TV-2008, documentary)
Cab 138 (2009, short, documentary)
Featherland (2009, short, documentary)

Semisweet: Life in Chocolate (2012, documentary)
Kubo’s Crickets (TV-2015, short, documentary)
After Circus (2015, documentary)
Black Watch Snipers (TV-2016)
Sled Dogs (Co-writer, 2016, documentary)
Biography Presents: Joyce Mitchell & the New York Prison Break (TV-2017)

Fear of Dancing (TV-2020)

TV Series:
Starhunter (2000)
Canada’s War in Colour (2005, 1 episode)
On the Run (2005, 2 episodes)
Secret Files of the Inquisition (2006, 2 episodes)
Trapped (2007)
Final 24 (2007, 7 episodes)
Naked Science (2008, 1 episode)
F2: Forensic Factor (2008, 2009, 2010, 7 episodes)

Dig World War II (2012, mini-series, 2 episodes)
Alien Mysteries (2013, 2 episodes)
Infestation (2014)
Close Encounters (2014, 2 episodes)
Canada: The Story of Us (2017, mini-series, 2 episodes)
Haunted Hospitals (2018, 2019, 7 episodes)
Paranormal 911 (2019, 7 episodes)

Credits as an Actor:
Camp X (TV-2014)

TV Series:
New Urband Legends (Narrator, 2007-2011, 45 episodes)

Fear of Dancing, movie, poster,