Feb 14, 2014
PARROT CONFIDENTIAL has received a Genesis Award. These prestigious awards from the Humane Society honor the new and entertainment media for outstanding reporting and creative portrayals of animal protection issues. Congratulations to all parrots and humans who helped breath life into this important film!
Jan 28, 2014
PARROT CONFIDENTIAL received a Special Jury Award at the first NEW YORK WILD Film Festival. The film played to a sold-out audience in the Eplorer's Club. Thank you to Nancy Rosenthal, founder and Executive Director, for a fabulous and inspirational festival!
Nov 01, 2013
It has been a long time since our last update – but I have a great excuse: I was kidnapped by parrots... Our latest film, PARROT CONFIDENTIAL, is about to leave the nest! This is a film I have long wanted (and long needed) to make. At last the timing was right. When Nature gave the project a green light, we felt it was best to put The Story of Dao on a brief hiatus. The parrot story is one that...
May 09, 2012
Our team recently completed editing a promo reel for our theatrical feature “The Story of Dao” -- and Allison is nearing completion on the first draft of the screenplay for the film.
We will soon begin editing our one-hour documentary “Finding Dao,” which was shot during last summer's scout in Thailand. The film follows filmmaker, Allison Argo, as she searches for the elephant she met 12 years while filming in Bangkok. The...
Mar 17, 2012
A wonderful article about The Story of Dao was recently posted at Petside.com. Lavanya Sunkara is a terrific writer, dedicated to protecting the wild and all species in it!
'Argo, who has been an animal lover all her life and winner of multiple Genesis awards, believes that "behind every statistic, there is an individual—a breathing, sentient being who has witnessed a changing world." And that changing world has become...
Feb 17, 2012
DAO UPDATE -- NYC filmmaker and professional promo editor Ross Evison has joined the team to put the finishing touches on The Story of Dao promo! Ross is a talented filmmaker in his own right, and we're thrilled that he's taken Dao under his wing! You can visit his website at http://www.darksoupfilms.com/
Dec 01, 2011
In Bratislava, Slovakia, Allison followed in the footsteps of Jacques Cousteau and Al Gore to recieve the "Honor of EkotopFilm." She accepted the award from U.S. Ambassador to Slovakia Theodore Sedgwick (right). While there, Allison also spoke to students at the University of Bratislava about filmmaking.
Nov 30, 2011
A dear old friend came to visit: Carol Buckley, co-founder of The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee (and her fabulous dog, Java)! Allison & Carol have worked together on two films: The Urban Elephant and Keepers of the Wild. It was great to talk elephants!!