JP Allen is an award-winning writer/director of independent feature films and stage plays. His first feature film, COFFEE AND LANGUAGE, premiered at the Hamptons International Film Festival where it was nominated for the Golden Starfish Award and for Best Screenplay. He wrote, produced and acted a lead role in the film STEPHANIE'S IMAGE starring Academy Award Winner Melissa Leo. His other films include GAMBLING, BELIEF, "Meeting with Chekhov", SEX AND IMAGINING (based on his play produced in NYC and LA), CENTAUR and LOVE AND DEMONS. Also a novelist, his most recent work is THE FILMMAKER.