“The Spy Behind Home Plate”

Author: Henninger Media Services | | Categories: Documentaries , Post Production Facility , Video Color Correction , Video Colour Correction , Video Post Production

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Aviva Kempner's "The Spy Behind Home Plate" is the first feature length documentary to tell the real story of Morris "Moe" Berg, the enigmatic and brilliant Jewish baseball player turned spy. Berg caught and fielded in the major leagues during baseball's Golden Age in the 1920's and 1930's.  But few people knew that Berg also worked for the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), spying in Europe and playing a prominent role in America's efforts to undermine the German atomic bomb program during WWII.

"The Spy Behind Home Plate" reveals the life of this unknown Jewish hero through rare historical footage and photographs as well as revealing interviews with an All-Star roster of celebrities and other individuals from the worlds of sports, spycraft, and history.  Berg may have had only a .243 batting average during his 15-year major league career, but it was the stats he collected for the OSS that made him a most valuable player to his country during WWII.

The Henninger team worked with Kempner and Story Editor Barbara Ballow to get a trailer ready just in time for baseball's opening day, contributing color correction, upconversions of archival footage and online editing.  The Wrap even picked up the release of the trailer.  Our team ultimately did online editing and color correction on the 95 minute film as well.

The film opens nationwide on May 24th with screenings at The Avalon theater in Washington, D.C. Other screenings are planned around the country.