Conor Allyn

Producer, Writer & Director

Conor Allyn is the co-founder of Margate House Films one of Hollywood’s newest production companies, A gifted screenwriter and director, Conor most recently helmed the satirical thriller POCKET LISTING with Rob Lowe and Burt Reynolds, which is currently in post production. Prior to that Conor directed the Lifetime premiere ZOE GONE and the action thriller JAVA HEAT, starring Kellan Lutz and Mickey Rourke. The film was shot on location in Indonesia and was distributed in the US by IFC Films. JAVA HEAT has also sold worldwide with international sales handled by IM Global.

As a producer for Margate House Films, Conor oversees development and production of the company’s projects worldwide. Additionally, he has created, written, produced and directed several films as well as dozens of TV ads and other mixed media including the documentary HUNGRY IS THE TIGER, which premiered at the Rome Film Festival. Conor also performs a number of executive and operational functions within the corporation including handling of international banking, corporate and legal structure for various film entities and day-to-day financial duties.

Prior to JAVA HEAT, Conor wrote and directed the biggest film project in the history of Indonesia, the RED & WHITE Trilogy; a series of epic war films following a band of Indonesian guerilla fighters who struggle for their freedom against Dutch oppression in the late 1940s. The films are entirely in the original Dutch and Indonesian languages and were a huge success inside as well as outside of Indonesia, breaking domestic box office records and achieving record international sales including distribution in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany and across Asia. Critics praised Conor as a "new star" who brought "dynamic narrative power and kinetic energy" to the "greatest epic film and most professional in the nation's history," cheering his directorial debut as "colossal...a treat...meticulously done...a delight to watch...a classic war film in the style of The Dirty Dozen and The Guns of Navarone.” The films were screened across the globe at film festivals in Bangkok, Amsterdam, Los Angeles and Dallas.

Before beginning his foray into the film industry, Conor worked in political media. During his tenure in Political consulting, Conor handled research and writing for multiple US Senators two Mexican Presidents, the Indonesian Farmers Union, the Association of Traditional Markets and leading political parties in Latin America and Asia. Conor graduated from Georgetown University with majors in Government, History and Writing for the Screen. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Geri, but divides his time between the US and film sets around the globe.