Allan Farrell

After a family trip to Mexico at age eight, Allan Farrell’s parents were surprised at the caliber of pictures he had taken when given the opportunity to get his hands on a real camera. He started at WPBT2 in 1979 as a production assistant and quickly progressed to associate producer. He then switched to cinematographer when a position opened and shot and edited with standard film for a brief period before the station converted over to video. Over the years, Allan has worked on numerous special projects, including the documentary series Common Ground, nationally broadcast Décor, Lady of the Glades and other award winning documentaries. Work with Comtel, WPBT2’s commercial arm, has included shooting for ESPN, Ford, promotional footage for Burt Reynolds and more. He has done aerial work from hot air balloons, helicopters, even a B-17 bomber. A certified scuba diver since age 16, Allan has worked on many underwater shoots, including shooting inside the world’s only underwater ocean laboratory Aquarius. As an adjunct instructor at Palm Beach Community College, he has been teaching Editing and Post Production for the past ten years. Allan has won multiple Emmy Awards, a Telly Award, as well as First Place in The Florida Bar, 28th Annual Media Awards.

Allan Farrell