OCP is one of the leading documentary teams in the United States. They have twice been nominated for Grand Jury Prizes at the Sundance Film Festival and have received multiple awards and nominations for their work. Founded in 2000 and based in Los Angeles, O’Malley Creadon specializes in non-fiction storytelling. Their first feature length documentary “Wordplay” was a breakout hit at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival and went on to become the second-highest grossing documentary of 2006. It was nominated for both a Critic’s Choice Award and National Board of Review Award for “Best Documentary of 2006”. “Wordplay” was the “Best Reviewed Documentary Film of 2008” according to Rottentomatoes.com (previous winners were “Spellbound”, “Super Size Me”, and “March of the Penguins”).
Their follow-up documentary “I.O.U.S.A.” is a non-partisan examination of America’s national debt. It premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival of January 2008, was released in August 2008 in over 350 theatres nation wide at the height of America’s financial crisis, and aired as a two-hour special on CNN ten days before the inaguration of Barack Obama. A special screening of the film at the Library of Congress was seen by over 50 members of Congress and their staffs. The film was short-listed for the Academy Awards and was also nominated for a Critic’s Choice Award. Kenneth Turan of the Los Angeles Times called “I.O.U.S.A.” “the most frightening film at Sundance”, and Roger Ebert named “I.O.U.S.A.” one of the “Top 5 Documentaries of 2008.”