About Allan Holzman
In his 30-year career Allan Holzman has proven himself a skilled filmmaking chameleon. His work as the director-editor of Steven Spielberg’s SURVIVORS OF THE HOLOCAUST, won Allan two Emmy Awards and a Peabody. His feature documentaries OLD MAN RIVER and SOUNDS OF MEMPHIS earned a combined eight best documentary film awards.
Allan began editing under the “Roger Corman Film School” which famously launched the careers of a who’s who of Hollywood greats. Allan has directed five narrative feature films including the hilarious, action-packed MUTANT (aka Forbidden World), recently released by Shout and the faux documentary GRUNT! THE WRESTLING MOVIE. His psychological thriller, INTIMATE STRANGER with Deborah Harry still stands as Showtime’s highest rated film.
More recently, Allan Holzman has challenged himself to a wide variety of projects, including an interactive, multi-screen video for 20th Century Fox, The Titanic Attraction; whimsical documentaries accompanying the DVD releases of Walt Disney classics CINDERELLA, THE LION KING, ALADDIN, LADY AND THE TRAMP, and POCAHONTAS; a bio-doc about television humor pioneer Sheldon Leonard, producer of THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW and THE ANDY GFFITH SHOW; a documentary produced by the American Film Institute, THE ART OF DIRECTING; and the editing of two pop culture-filled feature documentaries: TREK NATION and MY MARILYN (also directed and produced by Allan).
Allan Holzman's new documentary THE PROFESSOR, features UC Berkeley’s uniquely inspiring Landscape Architecture professor Chip Sullivan. For the past few years, Allan has used his editing skills to help first time directors transform their documentaries into compelling films. They include: REFUSENIK, AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL 2, ICEBERG SLIM PORTRAIT OF A PIMP, CURTAIN UP and THE PAW PROJECT. His new book, CELLULOID WARS is based on his experiences editing and directing for Roger Corman with a companion feature documentary C-C-CUT: AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A STUTTERING FILMMAKER.
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“Unlike all the other art forms, film is able to seize and render the passage of time, to stop it, almost to possess it in infinity. I’d say that film is the sculpting of time.”
– Andrei Tarkovsky