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DuMond Conservancy Presentation
Feb 22, 2014

Allison was keynote speaker at the DuMond Conservancy's African Ape Awareness Festival. It was a wonderful event, with all proceeds going to the amazing work of Ofir Drori & LAGA in Africa. 
Giving a presentation in a tiki hut is really fun :-) !!

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!  

NY WILD Film Festival -- Special Jury Award
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!


Kidnapped by Parrots!
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...
Currently Editing DAO
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... writes about STORY OF DAO
Mar 17, 2012

A wonderful article about The Story of Dao was recently posted at  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...

Ross Evison joins the team!
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

Allison receives "Honor of EkotopFilm"
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.

Carol Buckley visits to talk elephants!
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!!

2011 Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Fest
Nov 11, 2011

Allison and Brittany recently attended the 2011 Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival, where Allison spoke on a panel about contemporary funding and another panel about up-and-coming talent in wildlife documentaries.

Nice article in the American Dog Magazine!
Oct 20, 2011

"I feel like the luckiest person in the world to do what I do, to have the opportunity to make the films that I make and to experience other species in the intimate way I'm allowed to.  Of course with that privilege comes a huge responsiblitliy to bring their stories to the public and to raise awareness.  I feel like I'm a bridge between these beings, who don't speak our language, and the human audience...

9/11: WHERE WERE YOU National Geograhic Premiere
Aug 30, 2011

ArgoFilms’ latest production 9/11: WHERE WERE YOU recently premiered on National Geographic.  To learn more visit:

6 Week Scout for Story of Dao
May 15, 2011

Allison Argo embarked on a 6 week scout for THE STORY OF DAO in Thailand.  She was joined by cinematographer Joe Pontecorvo and sound recordist/translator Nim Pontecorvo.