NELSON McCORMICK began his filmmaking career as an Air Force combat cameraman covering military operations around the world with stories that examine the unique experience of life in the armed forces.
McCormick’s years of covering combat created a sharp eye for suspense and realism which first led to success directing commercials and then landed him assignments to direct award-winning television series including HOMELAND, THE WEST WING, 24, THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE, HOUSE, DAREDEVIL and SOUTHLAND.
McCormick’s feature debut was the hit thriller PROM NIGHT, opening number one at the box office. He followed that with the Hitchcockian remake of THE STEPFATHER, which the LA Times called “a handsome, thoughtfully crafted production that generates mounting terror securely anchored by assured performances.”
McCormick’s 2013 TV film, KILLING KENNEDY was nominated for an Emmy and DGA Award and went on to break the record for the highest rated show in the history of the National Geographic Channel.