Realscreen is partnering with filmmaker and executive producer Chuck Braverman and his Westdoc Online video series to bring his interviews with acclaimed documentarians and non-fiction industry figures to its readership.
In this episode, Braverman talks to producer and director Nick Davis about his upcoming four-part documentary series for ESPN’s ’30-for-30′ strand, Once Upon a Time in Queens. The series covers the history of the iconic New York Mets baseball club in the 1980s who peaked with a World Series victory in 1986.
Davis has an impressive family history in film. His father, Peter Davis, directed Hearts and Minds, a 1974 film that won the Academy Award for best documentary, and his grandfather was Herman J. Mankiewicz, who won an Oscar with Orson Welles for writing Citizen Kane.
The new ’30 for 30′ entry isn’t the first time Davis has taken a swing at directing an unscripted title about baseball. After getting his start in film and TV by interning on Ken Burns‘ Baseball series, Davis produced and directed Ted Williams: “The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived” for PBS’ ‘American Masters’ in 2018.
Davis also directed the Emmy-winning Jack: The Last Kennedy Film in 1993, and founded his own prodco with Nick Davis Productions in 2001.
For this and other episodes of Westdoc, visit the official site here.