June 6, 1944: The largest Allied operation of World War II began in Normandy, France.
Yet, few know in detail exactly why and how, from the end of 1943 through August 1944, this region became the most important location in the world.
Blending multiple cinematographic techniques, including animation, CGI and stunning live-action images in 3D, D-Day 3D: Normandy 1944 brings this monumental event to the world’s largest screens for the first time ever. Audiences of all ages, including new generations, will discover from a new perspective how this landing changed the world.
Exploring history, military strategy, science, technology and human values, the film will educate and appeal to all.
Narrated by Tom Brokaw, “D-Day 3D: Normandy 1944” pays tribute to those who gave their lives for our freedom… A duty of memory, a duty of gratitude.
Director / Producer
Rewarded very early in his career with a prize for his short-film “The Invisible Man In Blind Love” entirely made with CGI (Computer Generated Images), this former architect went on to work as a director in fields as varied as institutional or corporate films, music videos, TV on-screen identity or publicity for which he made more than 60 commercial films. At the end of 2004, in collaboration with Ronan and with the faithful support of Catherine, he decided to found N3D LAND in order to devote himself fully to 3 of his passions: film direction, science and technology
Franck Marchal, 42, is a composer and music producer. In 1995, he founded his own production company, “Le Comptoir du son”. He has written scores for feature films such as “The Man Without a Head” (2003) directed by Juan Solanas, as well as for short films, including Pierre Coffin’s “Pit and Mortimer‘s Treasure” (2006). Marchal has also been involved in the production of several musical events, including the Paris Jazz Festival, and produced albums for groups such as The DDCs (EMI) and Seventy Three (BMG). He lives in Paris.
Endowed with a strong training in maths and an addiction to video and cinema, he was one of the first in France to master techniques of special and digital effects (VFX for Visual Effects). He was the VFX Supervisor for more than 700 commercials, as well in charge of Stereoscopic-3D effects for 7 films. At the end of 2004, he decided to join Pascal in the N3D LAND’s adventure in order to carry on his favourite activity there: to invent, manage and supervise digital effects and especially in S-3D productions.
Manager / Producer
From her leading activities for associations added to her former job as an architect, this mother of 3 children knew how to acquire an effective company manager’s skills. Sharing Pascal’s life and passions, she agreed to assume the management of N3D LAND. Becoming more and more involved in every new project as a producer, she brings her efficiency, rigour and sensitivity… in her own feminine way.
Executive Producer & Communication Manager After graduating in 2007 from the University of Paris 8’s A.T.I. Department with a Master’s degree in Digital Images Arts and Technologies, Sylvain Grain specialized in stereoscopy and became one of the foremost specialists in France’s stereographers’ community. He joined the crew of “Sea Rex” in 2008 as first assistant producer and director. Today, Sylvain is an executive producer at N3D LAND Films and uses his S-3D skills and experience in the IMAX industry to help develop new projects.