Operation Allie


Directed by
Manny Marquez
Edited by
Matt Prekop
Story Supervision
Michael Vollmann


Anthony Marquez, a former Marine and military dog handler, has returned from Afghanistan. He lost 17 friends in the war, and has been suffering from the effects of PTSD. When he finds out that the dog that he went through the war with, Allie, is being retired from the Marine Corp, he sets out to adopt her.

Originally commissioned by Time.com to generate sponsorship opportunities for pet food brands, this piece went on to be a festival circuit regular, after its premiere at Big Sky.