Directors > Allen Coulter


Allen  Coulter is one of today’s most sought after TV directors, with critically-acclaimed episodes of Ray DonovanHouse of Cards and Damages among his credits. In addition to multiple Emmy and DGA nominations for his work on groundbreaking HBO shows like The Sopranos and Sex and the City, Allen received a DGA nomination for his work on Boardwalk Empire and an Emmy nomination for Nurse Jackie. He also directed several episodes of HBO’s rock ‘n’ roll drama, Vinyl. Renowned for delivering visceral performances against urban backdrops, it’s no wonder Showtime tapped Coulter to direct Ray Donovan’s first episode of season 6 premiering in Fall 2018 which has the drama moving to New York City after spending its first five seasons in Los Angeles.

Allen’s acumen for storytelling, performance and the finest atmospheric details has paved the way for success in commercials and features.

He has directed a wide range of adverts, most recently a branded film for Tumi featuring Rosario Dawson. He’s also directed spots for Volvo, British Telecom, Staples, Sprint and SkyTV. Allen helmed Budweiser’s “Out of Towner,” which earned him an AICP award, and Visa’s “Sheens,” which was honored with an Emmy nomination for “Outstanding Commercial.”Allen’s feature credits include Hollywoodland, which earned a Golden Lion nomination at the Venice Film Festival and a Golden Globe nomination for Ben Affleck, and Remember Me, a bittersweet 9/11 drama starring Robert Pattinson.

Allen directed the pilot episode of new EPIX show Get Shorty. He directed a modern-day Civil War pilot for TNT, and is teaming up with Major League Baseball on a limited series about the life of Babe Ruth. He resides in New York with his environmental scientist wife, and confesses to being an avid golf watcher, despite his total lack of interest in actually playing the game.