Portfolio

The American Führer (2022)

Director: Annette BaumeisterTANGRAM International GmbH

Roles: Research, Field Guide, Interviewee on film

Documentary about the history of the fascist Fritz Julius Kuhn. A German emigrant who, in America in the 1930s, stylized himself as Hitler's deputy, marched his troops through New York and, with his anti-Semitic and racist agitation, gathered tens of thousands of Americans behind him in the German American Bund.

Hills & Valleys: A Journey Through Wayne, N.J. (2019)

Produced by: Silk City Films

Roles: Research, writing, interviewee on film

My second film with Silk City Films, this time was a tribute to the history of Wayne, NJ. I conducted numerous on screen interviews as well as researched and wrote the section on Packanack Lake.

Produced by: Glen Rock TV

Roles: Research, script writing, interviewee on film

Documentary by Glen Rock TV produced for the 100 year anniversary of the Glen Rock Police Department. I assisted with research, writing and was featured on screen.

BLOOMINGDALE AN AMERICAN SMALL TOWN DOCUMENTARY (2018)

Roles: Research and interviewee on film

I was featured in the full length documentary about the town of Bloomingdale, NJ where Camp Bergwald, a German American Bund summer camp, once stood. Click on the link to see the section of the documentary on Federal Hill where the camp ruins can still be seen today.

Self Produced with Tower Studios, LLC.

This is a self produced short film I made on Camp Bergwald, a German American Bund camp located in Bloomingdale and Riverdale, NJ. It combines drone footage from 2017 and archival footage from the 1930's.

Glen Rock TV filmed one of the first presentations I gave on the Nazi Spy and put in online. Although the presentation has evolved and changed over the years, this gives you a small insight on what it is about. This particular one runs long… I was new to this and fielded a lot of questions from the audience. My presentation now runs a consistent one hour. It also covers a lot more about what happened after the Schiphorst family was deported.

This is a self produced teaser trailer made for the premier of my history lecture on the Nazi Spy from Gen Rock sponsored by the Glen Rock Historical and Preservations Society.

GRADUATE THESIS: THE GERMAN AMERICAN BUND AS A FIFTH COLUMN THREAT DURING THE INTERWAR YEARS (2013)

By James C. Calaski

My 2013 graduate thesis for William Paterson University.