Allen Mondell has worked in films and television as a writer, producer and director for 35 years. He began his career as a newspaper reporter in Baltimore in the mid-sixties and then went to work in 1968 for Westinghouse Broadcasting in Baltimore (WJZ-TV), first as a writer for a magazine program and then as a writer/director of documentary films about urban and social issues.
Moving on to KERA-TV in Dallas, he spent five years as a writer, producer and director of documentaries and special programs.
Allen taught in the Peace Corps in West Africa after graduating from Williams College with a B.A. in American History and Literature. He serves on the boards of the Texas Jewish Historical Society and the Dallas Producers Association.
Together, Cynthia and Allen have been making award-winning docu-dramas and documentary films and videos for over 25 years. Their work explores a wide range of subjects but always with the goal of personalizing often complex social problems.
They’ve looked at different cultures and issues using dramatic re-enactments, intimate character studies and archival footage. Many of their films have aired nationwide on public television, cable and at festivals worldwide.