The Filmmakers | Allen Moore

Allen Moore

Allen Moore, a graduate of Harvard University, has been producing, directing, photographing and editing his own documentaries for more than 30 years.  His independent films include: The Shepherds of BernerayFood On HandBlack Water; A Sheepherder’s HomecomingThePursuit of Truth: 200 Years at Middlebury College: and Albert Alcalay: Self Portraits.  Among the honors awarded to Moore are several state artist fellowships and a Guggenheim Fellowship in Filmmaking in 1982.

Moore has also served as a director of photography for several of Ken Burns’s films, includingThe Civil War; The CongressThomas Jefferson;Lewis and Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery;Mark Twain; and Horatio’s Drive: America’s First Road Trip.  For his work onBaseball, Moore received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination in 1995 for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Cinematography.

In addition to his work on Ken Burns’s films, Moore has been a director of photography on a number of other award-winning documentaries.  He received a second Primetime Emmy Award nomination in August 2000 for his cinematography work on Ric Burns’ American Experience series on New York.  Other film credits include: Wild by LawThe Donner PartyThe Way West,Divided HighwaysThe Harriman Expedition, and Monkey Trial, winner of the George Foster Peabody Award in 2003.