Rick Minnich is an American independent filmmaker based in Berlin, Germany.
He holds a B.A. in English from Columbia University and an MFA equivalent in film directing from the Film University Babelsberg "Konrad Wolf” in Germany. Rick Minnich has been writing, directing and producing shorts and feature documentaries since 1993 under his label Rickfilms and in association with various German broadcasters, film funds, and production companies.
His award-winning films include:
HEAVEN ON EARTH (50 min., 2001, IDFA, Fipa d'Or Biarritz)
HOMEMADE HILLBILLY JAM (80 min, 2005, Premiere at HotDocs, closing night film True/False 2006, distributed by First Run Features)
FORGETTING DAD (84 min, 2008, Premiere: IDFA - Special Jury Award, True/False, Full Frame, Hot Docs, Grand Jury Prize at GZ DOC in Guangzhou, China, Shortlisted for the German Film Award 'Lola' - German Oscar)
THE BOMB HUNTERS (52 min., 2015)
Currently he is working on the feature documentaries THE STRAIT GUYS (about the Bering Strait tunnel project) and MR. GREENFIELD (about Holocaust survivor and presidential tailor Martin Greenfield).
Visit him at www.rickfilms.de.
a Hanfgarn & Ufer production
in co-production with CineImpuls Leipzig and Torero Film
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