D-Day Normandy 1944

June 6, 1944: The largest Allied operation of World War II began in Normandy, France. For the first time ever
on giant screens, “D-Day: Normandy 1944” provides a new perspective to audiences of all ages of this
monumental event that changed the world. Narrated by Tom Brokaw, the film pays tribute to those who gave their
lives for our freedom… A duty of memory, a duty of gratitude.

  • Pascal Vuong
    Director
    SeaRex: Journey to a Prehistoric world
  • Pascal Vuong
    Writer
    SeaRex: Journey to a Prehistoric world
  • Catherine Vuong
    Producer
    SeaRex: Journey to a Prehistoric world
  • Tom Brokaw (narrator in English)
    Key Cast
  • François Cluzet (narrator in French
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Documentary, Feature, Other
  • Genres:
    History
  • Runtime:
    42 minutes 57 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 22, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    4,000,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    France
  • Country of Filming:
    France
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Red, Sony F65
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • GSCA COnference and Trade Show 2014
    Toronto
    Canada
    September 25, 2014
    Best Film for Lifelong learning, Best Visual Effects, BestOriginal Score, Best Sound design
  • Los Angeles
    United States
    January 28, 2015
    I3DS Lumiere Award Best Documentary Short
Distribution Information
  • K2 Communications
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: Theatrical
  • N3D LAND Films
    Country: France
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Pascal Vuong

Pascal Vuong quickly developed a strong reputation as a director in his home country with his first short film, “The Invisible Blind Man in Love.” Produced entirely in CGI, it was awarded the Best Fiction Award at the annual Imagina Festival in 1991. He has since directed and produced over sixty CGI projects, including films, TV commercials, on-screen identities, music videos and corporate presentations. Vuong has a degree in architecture from the Ecole des Beaux-Arts of Versailles. At the end of 2004, in collaboration with Ronan Chapalain and with the unwavering support of Catherine Vuong, his partner in work and life, he decided to found N3D LAND in order to devote himself fully to his three passions: film direction, science and technology.
“D-Day: Normandy 1944” is his second documentary film produced for IMAX theatres, following on the heels of “Sea Rex: Journey to a Prehistoric World” (2010), which has garnered numerous awards, including for the quality of its 3D, and was named "Best Earth Sciences Program" at the 2011 Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival. Described by the media as "making education cool," “Sea Rex” has been enjoyed by more than 4 million viewers to date in 30 countries and 24 different languages.
Over three years in the making, “D-Day: Normandy 1944” is Vuong’s tribute to the millions of men and women, soldiers and civilians, who gave their lives in this battle for freedom 73 years ago.
Vuong lives near Paris and has three children.

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Director Statement

The genesis of the project dates back to the 1960s, when I first saw the film “The Longest Day” on television at the age of 7 or 8. I was blown away by the incredible story of the event that was D-Day. Since then, my intense interest in World War II and, particularly, the Battle of Normandy never stopped growing. However, the idea of making a film on the subject, not to mention the courage of attempting to follow in the footsteps of such iconic directors as Darryl Zanuck and Steven Spielberg (“Saving Private Ryan”), came much later, while I was working on my first large-format documentary for IMAX® theatres, “Sea Rex 3D: Journey to a Prehistoric World.” With the skills developed during the production of “Sea Rex” and encouraged by the response of audiences around the world, my team at N3D LAND Films and I decided to tackle the massive undertaking of telling the amazing story of D-Day.