Allison Berg


Public bio

Allison Berg is an award-winning filmmaker who produces and directs feature-length documentaries and short-form internet content. Allison’s first film, Witches in Exile, focuses on women accused of witchcraft and banished to remote villages in Northern Ghana. The film premiered at the 2004 SXSW Film Festival where it won the Special Jury Award for Documentary Feature Film. Berg has received grants from foundations including the Soros Documentary Fund, New York State Council of the Arts, Eastman Fund, Wellspring Foundation and Women in Film Foundation. Witches in Exile continues to screen in festivals throughout the world and has international television distribution with Tele Images International and educational distribution through California Newsreel. Berg field directed episodes for the reality series Cut To The Chase, a scavenger hunt reality show filmed throughout New York City for TBS. Berg field produced A Boy’s Life, directed by Rory Kennedy for HBO and has associate producer and research credits on projects such as Different Moms, directed by Liz Garbus and Rory Kennedy for Lifetime Television and Family Name, a documentary directed by Macky Alston (POV), winner of the 1997 Freedom of Expression Award at the Sundance Film Festival. Allison is currently field producing various documentary shoots for web-based commercial content, including artist and designer profiles for Apple Computer with Runaway Films. She is also co-directing and producing The Dog, a feature-length documentary film about the real-life bank robber behind the film Dog Day Afternoon.