'Camp X’ is an historically ground-breaking feature length documentary (94 mins) that has been seen around the world.
The story of Camp X is a powerful, provocative and dramatic reminder of the extreme measures and sacrifices made in the name of freedom and peace, exploring some of the few great secrets left from WW2 and introducing a spy training camp so controversial and so important to victory - that the whole truth will never be known.
When it aired on national TV in Canada, Camp X was critically lauded and its' channel’s highest rated show. Everything in the film was considered ‘classified’ (The British government refused to allow it to air in England.)
Male and female trainees at the camp learned sabotage techniques, subversion, intelligence gathering, lock picking, explosives, to encode/decode, recruiting techniques for partisans, unarmed combat and the art of silent killing. Its’ massive communication centre, ‘Hydra' provided an essential tactical and strategic component of the larger Allied radio network as a listening and transmitting station for secret information across North America and Europe. It’s film unit provided training films and ‘black ops’ psychological warfare. Its' tech department provided advanced gear - including weapons, moldable C4 and an unbreakable cypher system that was used for another fifty years.
Told in the first person by real secret agents breaking their official oaths of secrecy, the film includes interviews with Ian Fleming, the real ‘Intrepid,’ real codebreakers, saboteurs and agents, the most highly decorated American agent (the first American behind enemy lines in WW2) and the real James Bond.
Researched, written, directed, produced & edited by Jeremy McCormack. Narrated by Leslie Nielsen.
'Borradaile’s Century' is a celebration of movies and a tribute to a brilliant cameraman whose career and 100-year life parallels the development of filmmaking through the entire twentieth century.
Shot around the world in Super 16mm, the film introduces the life and work of Osmond Borradaile, an Oscar winning, master cinematographer, adventurer and innovator.
Starting in Hollywood’s early days making silent films, he led the transition to sound, colour and technicolour and was often the first to shoot on location, working on six continents. This film follows his life and includes match-dissolves to original shooting locations, around the world.
Written, directed, produced, shot & edited by Jeremy McCormack. Narrated by Tom Cavanagh and John Neville.