The Catcher Was a Spy


Sloan Grant Won: 
2015, Filmmaker Fund Grantee, Tribeca Film Institute

Project Type: Feature
Genre: Dramatic Thriller
Length: 97 minutes
Field of Science: Physics, Werner Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle
Stage: Post-Production


The Catcher Was a Spy tells the true story of Morris “Moe” Berg, the Major League Baseball player, Ivy League graduate, attorney and top-secret spy who helped the U.S. defeat Nazi Germany in the race to build the atomic bomb.


Producer Jim Young’s first production was the award-winning documentary Year of the Bull which premiered on Showtime. He has also produced Homecoming, Don McKay, The Words, Lovelace, and Life of a King, which premiered at the LA Film Festival. In 2015, Animus Films wrapped production on the historical drama The Man Who Knew Infinity based on the New York Times-bestseller of the same name by Robert Kanigel. Upcoming films include Cut Throat City and The Catcher Was a Spy.