Born in England, Gregory Allen is a Grammy and Emmy award-winning documentary filmmaker and cinematographer based in Mexico City.
Gregory recently finished directing the Mexican chapter of Darren Aronofsky’s forthcoming "Limitless with Chris Hemsworth" docu-series for National Geographic. He also directed and photographed the Mexican segment of David Attenborough’s new “Green Planet” series for the BBC.
In 2020, Gregory directed and co-produced the multi Emmy award-winning series "Pan y Circo" for Amazon Prime Video, hosted and created by Diego Luna. Each episode sees Luna invite six prominent guests to dine and discuss a current sociopolitical issue over a meal created by a celebrity Latin American chef.
Gregory won a Latin Grammy in 2014 for his intimate and revealing feature documentary film, "El Objeto Antes Llamado Disco, la Película" about Mexico’s iconic band Café Tacvba and explores their creative process of writing and recording.
This follows on from his collaboration, in 2011, as assistant director, cinematographer and editor on the documentary feature film "Hecho En México", directed by
Duncan Bridgman and produced by Lynn Feinstein. The film uses the soundscapes and music of Mexico to frame the story of contemporary and historical Mexican culture, values and beliefs.
In 2012, Gregory set up Plural Films, an independent production company, and over the past decade has shot, produced and directed music videos, documentaries and concert films for many of the most talented Latin American artists, including Julieta Venegas, DLD, Moenia, Ana Torroja, Pepe Aguilar, Sin Bandera and Nortec.
Music Videos & Docs
Gregory Allen is currently working with co-producer Rebeca Miranda on a documentary film and passion project about the Ramos family from Guatemala. The film follows the family of three women and their four children as they travel the arduous 4000km journey across Mexico in search of a new life in the United States with the Migrant Caravan. This independent documentary film named "Primero Dios" is still in production as it continues to tell their unique story, yet one common to many of the world’s economic migrants.
Gregory shot and directed his first feature length documentary in 2007. "Papalotzin, The flight of the Monarch Butterfly" follows the magnificent 6000km Monarch Butterfly migration from Canada to Mexico. To highlight this incredible story and draw attention to the challenges being created by habitat loss along the migration route, the film was shot from a two-seater microlight plane, piloted by the project’s creator Vico Volador Gutierrez.