About Allen Palmer

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Australian-born and bred, Allen studied film in LA before working in London as a story analyst for Granada Film, the Script Factory and the UK Film Council.

For 5 years, he ran the Graduate Certificate in Screenwriting program at AFTRS, Australia’s national film school, and then went on to run a Screenplay Development course at NYU (Sydney).

  • He currently has three films in production/development:
  • Falling for Figaro – a romantic comedy to be shot in the UK in 2018 (Director Ben Lewin – The Sessions)
  • How (not) to start an Orphanage – an adaptation for producer Angie Fielder (Lion)
  • Unbending – a comedy/drama to be directed by Iris International award-winner, Brendon McDonall

When he’s not writing screenplays, he runs Screenwriting Courses, does script consultations, and shares his general passion for story through his site, CrackingYarns.com.au.

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