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Rick M.

Berlin, Germany

$400 - $1500 / Day

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Top Services

  • Documentary DP

  • Non-Fiction Film Director

  • Full-Service Live Production

Equipment

Video

  • DSLR or equivalent
  • GoPro or equivalent
  • Drone

Audio

  • External recorder
  • Shotgun mic

Miscellaneous

  • Lighting kit

About Rick

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.

Top Projects

  • Forgetting Dad

    • Documentary DP
    • Non-Fiction Film Director
    • Sound Mixer

    I co-wrote and directed this feature documentary about a 45-year-old man who suffers total amnesia. Co-produced with ZDF and Hoferichter & Jacobs GmbH. Short-listed for the German Oscar "Lola", winner of the Special Jury Award at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam IDFA, and numerous other prizes. Watch the entire film at: https://forgettingdad.vhx.tv.

  • The Bomb Hunters

    • Documentary DP
    • Non-Fiction Film Director

    I wrote, directed and shot half of this hour-long TV documentary made in co-production with German public broadcaster RBB. It's the story of the frantic search for undetonated World War II bombs in the town of Oranienburg, just north of Berlin, where an estimated 300 bombs are still in the ground. The above link is to the trailer. The full film can be viewed at: https://thebombhunters.vhx.tv.

  • ScienceOpen - Dr. Stephanie Dawson

    • Documentary DP
    • Non-Fiction Film Director
    • Video Editor - Documentary

    I shot, directed and edited this short introductory video of Dr. Stephanie Dawson for the open-source publishing platform ScienceOpen: www.scienceopen.com

  • Harvest Time - 25th anniversary of the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam IDFA

    • Documentary DP
    • Non-Fiction Film Director
    • Video Editor - Documentary

    Short film made for the 25th anniversary of the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam IDFA.

  • The Godfather of Bubbles

    • Documentary DP
    • Non-Fiction Film Director

    Multimedia portrait of Berlin-based Polish-born puppeteer and soap bubble artist Pjotr Szczeniowski (a.k.a. Peter Pan) and his daughter Patrycja Szczeniowska by photographers Jan Lieske and Annette Wulff and filmmaker Rick Minnich, created during the 9th Freelens Multimedia Workshop in Berlin, 2011.

All Services

Pre-Production

  • Creative Director
  • Fixer

Production Support

  • News Shooter / Video Journalist
  • Documentary DP
  • Commercial DP
  • Non-Fiction Film Director
  • Production Assistant

Post-Production

  • Sound Mixer
  • Video Editor - News
  • Video Editor - Commercial
  • Video Editor - Documentary
  • Motion Graphics Designer

Rick's Clients

  • Rundfunk Berlin Brandenburg
  • ZDF