Dave Allen

Dave Allen: Colorist / Online Editor

In 2006, Dave Allen launched a Final Cut Pro/Avid finishing suite in Sudbury, MA, continuing his 25-year relationship with Boston’s filmmaking community. Recent projects include Nancy Porter and Harriet Reisen’s American Masters: Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women (PBS), Michal Goldman’sAt Home in Utopia, Linda Garmon’s The Truth About Cancer (PBS), Allison Argo’s Crash: A Tale of Two Species (Nature/PBS), Marty Ostrow and Terry Rockefeller’s Renewal (PBS), and David Huntley’s 13-part History Channel series, Tougher in Alaska.

Many in Boston are familiar with Dave’s work from his 18 years as a documentary colorist at Multivision in Needham, MA. While there, he worked on such esteemed series as Blackside’s Eyes on the Prize,I’ll Make Me a World, and The Great Depression, as well as David Sutherland’s ambitious FRONTLINE series, The Farmer’s Wife, and Longbow’s The Gate of Heavenly Peace – an epic two hour film about the uprising at Tienamen Square.

Working as an independent since 2003, Dave has continued to create a buzz and delight clients with his work.  Projects since then include Allison Argo’s Chimpanzees: An Unnatural History (Nature/PBS), Melanie Perkins’ Have You Seen Andy? (HBO/Cinmax), Linda Garmon’s American Experience: Sister Aimee (PBS), Peter Frumkin’s American Masters: Woody Guthrie (PBS), and Allie Humenuk’s Shadow of the House (Theatrical Release).  Dave has also been an offline editor on many projects, including the highly praised PBS cooking show, Simply Ming.