PHIL ALLOCCO (director/writer/producer) has garnered over 40 awards for his films and screenplays in categories such as Best Director, Best Narrative Feature, Best Short Film, Best Screenplay, Gran Jury Award, Special Jury Award, and Audience Choice. He’s won a Clio Award for directing the History’s “Roots” campaign and an “Effie Award” for Bank of America’s mini-doc series that aired during History’s ‘America the Story of Us.’ He was 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. His current film 'The Truth About Lies,' starring Fran Kranz, Odette Annable and scored by Beastie Boys' Adam Horovitz will be released in spring of 2017.
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 1995 Dogma was signed to Def Jam/Mercury and released Feeding the Future in 1997. 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.