BIO

Allen Landver is a writer, filmmaker, and actor who identifies as disabled. He was born in Los Angeles to a teenage mother, and a father who sold Levi's in East Los Angeles. His parents and grandparents are all originally from Odessa and Kiev in the former Soviet Union.

Allen is a graduate of the American Film Institute Conservatory and an award-winning writer and actor who explores themes of identity, power, and time in his work. His work has been screened and published around the globe.

Allen's favorite work of art is "The Orator" by the painter Magnus Zeller. It lives at LACMA and if you would like to view it Allen would be happy to join you at the museum for a cup of coffee.

AWARDS/PUBLICATIONS
 

  • Altadena Poetry Review — 3 Poems - 2021

  • RISK! Podcast — "Un-Happy Ending" Monologue, 2019

  • Best Comedy Writing Award — 2019 New Jersey Web Fest (Broke A$$ Rich Kid)

  • Best Acting Award — 2019 London Short Series Festival (Broke A$$ Rich Kid)

  • Best Comedy Writing Award— 2018 Rio Web Fest (Broke A$$ Rich Kid)

  • 2019 London Short Series Festival Official Selection

  • 2019 New Jersey Web Fest Official Selection

  • 2019 New Jersey Web Fest Nominations for Best Comedy Writing, Best Dramedy Series, Best Supporting Actress (Ellen Gerstein), Best Musical Score (Allyson Newman)

  • 2019 We Make Movies International Film Festival Official Selection

  • 2019 Miami Web Fest New Media Star Selection

  • 2019 Miami Web Fest Best Comedy Actor Nomination

  • 2018 Rio Web Fest Official Selection

  • 2018 Rio Web Fest Best Actor in a Comedy Nomination

  • 2018 Catalyst Fest Network Notes Selection

  • 2018 New Media Film Fest Official Selection

 

POST GRADUATE MENTORSHIPS
 

  • BAFTA winning Showrunner Paul Abbott

  • Oscar winning screenwriter Tom Schulman

  • Oscar winning Screenwriter Alvin Sargent