Allan Moyle

Screenwriter, Director, Producer
After working successfully in the independent film world, Canadian actor-turned-filmmaker and screenwriter Allan Moyle made his reputation in Hollywood with remarkably insightful teen films featuring well-sketched ... Read more »
Born: 11/30/1946 in Shawinigan, Quebec, CA

Filmography

Director (12)

Weirdsville 2007 (Movie)

(Director)

Xchange 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Director

New Waterford Girl 2000 (Movie)

(Director)

Secrets of Forensic Science 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Segment Director

Empire Records 1995 (Movie)

(Director)

The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag 1992 (Movie)

(Director)

Pump Up the Volume 1990 (Movie)

(Director)

Times Square 1980 (Movie)

(Director)

The Rubber Gun 1976 (Movie)

(Director)

Jailbait (TV Show)

Director

Say Nothing (TV Show)

Director
Actor (6)

Outrageous 1977 (Movie)

Martin (Actor)

Rabid 1977 (Movie)

Lobby Young Man (Actor)

The Rubber Gun 1976 (Movie)

Bozo (Actor)

The Mourning Suit 1974 (Movie)

Herschel (Actor)

Montreal Main 1972 (Movie)

(Actor)

Joe 1970 (Movie)

(Actor)
Writer (6)

Love Crimes 1992 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Love Crimes 1992 (Movie)

(From Story)

Pump Up the Volume 1990 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Red-Blooded American Girl 1990 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Times Square 1980 (Movie)

(From Story)

Montreal Main 1972 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (1)

Montreal Main 1972 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

After working successfully in the independent film world, Canadian actor-turned-filmmaker and screenwriter Allan Moyle made his reputation in Hollywood with remarkably insightful teen films featuring well-sketched female characters. Most notable of the director's oeuvre was 1990's "Pump Up the Volume," a pirate radio-themed counterculture paean to John Hughes teen angst-fests.

Relationships

Sister
Moyle lived with her when he moved back to Canada in the late 1990s

EDUCATION

McGill University

Montreal, Quebec

Milestones

2007

Directed the feature, "Weirdsville," starring Taryn Manning, Scott Speedman and Wes Bentley

2004

Helmed the VH1 telefilm, "Man In The Mirror: The Michael Jackson Story" about Jackson's rise to fame

2001

Helmed the film "Xchange"; aired on HBO

2000

Directed the MTV based-on-fact TV-movie "Jailbait"

1999

Helmed "New Waterford Girl"; premiered at the Toronto Film Festival; screened at Sundance Film Festival in 2000

1999

Was director of dramatic reenactments for The Learning Channel's documentary series "Secrets of Forensic Science"

1995

Directed the ensemble comedy-drama "Empire Records"

1992

Followed up as director of the quirky comedy "The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag"

1992

Wrote the screenplay for Lizzie Borden's thriller "Love Crimes"

1990

Returned to features at the helm of "Pump Up the Volume", starring Christian Slater; also scripted

1990

Was screenwriter of the David Blyth feature "Red-Blooded American Girl"

1980

First studio film directing assignment, the New York City-set teen runaway drama "Times Square"; last film as writer-director for ten years

1977

Had supporting role in "Outrageous!"

1977

Did double duty as actor and helmer in his feature directorial debut "The Rubber Gun"

1976

Appeared in David Cronenberg's "Rabid"

1975

Acted in the Canadian feature "The Mourning Suit"

1973

Produced, co-wrote (with director Frank Vitale), acted in, and worked as an assistant director on the independent feature "Montreal Main"

1969

Made feature acting debut with a small role in "Joe", the portrait of a bluecollar bigot

Settled in NYC and worked as an aide in a psychiatric hospital

Apprenticed at the New London Barn Theatre in New Hampshire

Went into self-imposed retirement in Greece; wrote an unpublished novel that became the basis for the screenplay for "Pump Up the Volume"

Acted onstage in "American Hurrah"

Bonus Trivia

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The complications of Moyle's debut studio feature directing project "Times Square" reportedly led to a stress-related disorder which caused all of his hair to fall out.

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