The Real Inglorious Bastards recounts the thrilling story of Operation Greenup, the most successful intelligence-gathering OSS operation of World War II. Two young Jewish-American refugees—one from Germany, the other from Holland – team up with a conscientious deserter from the Austrian Wehrmacht, parachuting one perilous night into the Austrian Alps. Through vivid first-person accounts, re-enactment, CGI, archive and historian commentary, the film reveals how – despite incredible dangers and the eventual capture of daring mission leader Fred Mayer – their efforts disrupt a vital supply route between Germany and the Italian front and bring about the surrender of Innsbruck to Allied Forces.
2009 Gemini Awards – Gemini: Best Documentary Program (Tiger Spirit 2008)
2005 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival – Best Canadian Documentary (Hogtown: The Politics of Policing 2005)