THE RED NIGHTMARE

 A DOCUMENTARY SERIES OF HALF-HOUR SHOWS EXPLORING THE PROPAGANDA WARS BETWEEN THE UNITED STATE AND RUSSIA

Below is the rough cut pilot for episode one of Red Nightmare.

Dragnet’s Joe Friday playing a Rod Serling type figure in Red Nightmare. John Travolta showing troops how to enlist in the armed services. Teens saving the US from Russian aggression in Red Dawn. Superman showing kids how to fight communism by buying US savings bonds. 

These classic morality tales from our not to distant past stand in deep contrast to today’s political climate in which the United States President publicly announces that he trusts the word of the Russian president over his own security services. His trusted advisors are arrested for not reporting secret meetings with Russians and numerous senators and congressmen try to blame recent election interference on anyone but Russia, despite numerous briefings from multiple security agency directors warning that this isn’t true. 

Were we wrong? Where the Russians simply misunderstood all those years? We decided to unlock our archives and go back to the cold war days and see if all those warnings we had for so many years were just lies…or did they actually tell a dramatic version of the truth and are still as true today as they were years back?  RED NIGHTMARE explores the propaganda wars between the Russians and the US.