Allen Baldwin & Jane Ackermann

Allen is a Maine filmmaker who has been making shorts and features in his home state for over twenty years. He is the co-founder of Damnationland, a showcase of short dark genre films made by Maine filmmakers, now in its twelfth year. He produced Derek Kimball’s feature film debut Neptune which screened at Slamdance and is now available on all streaming services. Currently, he is producing Kimball’s latest feature, A Winter Table, which was selected for the Sundance Film Two Lab. Allen has a BA from Bowdoin College, an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Southern Maine, and was a Fellow at the Sundance Creative Producing Summit. His musical about infertility, Misconceptions, premiered on stage in Falmouth, Maine in November, 2018. And his latest project, a pilot for a series set in rural Maine called Ranger, was a finalist in the TSL Free Screenplay Contest in 2022 and the Page Turner Awards 2022..

He lives in Portland, Maine with his wife and children, and two blind dogs with people names.

Award Category
Screenplay Award Category
When a mysterious woman shows up at his Maine home, an elderly survivor of America’s indigenous boarding school system must reckon with his supernatural past, while trying to convince his daughter that it even happened at all.
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Chris Willis Tue, 18/10/2022 - 14:24

Way to go Allen and Jane, fellow short listers and New Englanders.
My short list script takes place on the coast of RI and Connecticut. I also have a pilot about lobstermen in the Gulf of Maine.
We live in a part of the world that offers breathtaking settings and hundreds of compelling stories.

congratulations on Ranger.