Dr. Richard James Allen


Director and Creative Producer of The Physical TV Company for almost 20 years, Richard James Allen has guided dozens of film projects from conception to completion.  A three-time ATOM Award winning director and producer, his work has been commissioned and purchased for multiple broadcasts by ABC and SBS-TV, and picked up for broadcast in China, Europe and on cable TV in the USA.  Richard’s multi-award winning productions with Physical TV have travelled to over 250 film festivals or public screenings on five continents, including all of the most selective and prestigious dancefilm festivals in the world.  These productions have garnered more than 55 nominations or awards and many of them have attracted grant funding or support through government or philanthropic arts funding bodies.  In addition to his work as a director, producer, writer, actor and dancer for the screen, Richard has an extensive track record in creating work for the stage, has written nine published books of poetry and edited a national anthology of writing for performance.  Richard won Chancellor’s Award for Most Outstanding PhD Thesis for his doctorate at the University of Technology, Sydney, and graduated with First Class Honours for his B.A. at Sydney University.  For more information, see the website of The Physical TV Company, which he co-directs with Dr Karen Pearlman: www.physicaltv.com.au