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The Ghost Army

World War II's Artists of Deception

Production Team

Dave Allen

Title Animation

Dave Allen hails from the Emerald Isle where he graduated from the College of Marketing and Design in Dublin. He worked as a print designer and as an animator on films such as 'An America Tale' and 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,' then at Boston's Channel 4 before before becoming a co-found of the National Ministry of Design at National Video in Boston. His title animation, featuring a hand-painted forest where tanks and men appear and disappear, also became the basis for the design of the website and marketing materials for the The Ghost Army

Growing up in Ireland, Dave used to hear stories from WWII from his grandfather, Paddy O'Byrne, who served in Ireland's  Merchant Marine and was awarded a medal for his service. "He was my hero," says Dave, who recalls that his grandfather took him to all the WII movies, such as The Longest Day, A Bridge Too Far, and Where Eagles Dare. The stories and the movies instilled an intense interest in WWII, and a great respect for that generation. He generously donated his services to the film.

"I think its a great subject to reveal to the public and in sharing these stories gives us the chance to understand these soldiers bravery and sacrifice. In doing so I hope that they receive the proper recognition and thanks."

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updated: 9 years ago