NELSON McCORMICK began his filmmaking career as an Air Force combat cameraman covering military operations around the world with stories that examined the unique experience of life in the armed forces.
McCormick’s years covering combat created a sharp eye for capturing suspense and human emotions which first brought him success directing commercials and soon led to elite, award-winning television series including HOMELAND, THE WEST WING, 24, THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE, HOUSE, DAREDEVIL and SOUTHLAND.
McCormick made his feature debut with 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 a DGA award, and went on to break the record for the highest rated show in the history of the National Geographic Channel.
In addition to directing, McCormick frequently serves as an Executive Producer, overseeing all creative aspects on TV series such as CHANCE, PRISON BREAK, COLONY, TOUCH and GANG RELATED.