Rick Minnich

is creating films and building bridges

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About Rick Minnich

Welcome! I'm an American independent filmmaker based in Berlin, Germany since 1990. I make documentaries all around the world but primarily in the US and Germany. I aim to entertain, provoke, and make you laugh and cry all at the same time. I'm all about building bridges, not walls, in everything I do, and I warmly invite you to join me on my journey.

Up to now, I've made my films mostly behind closed doors. But now I'm opening up my creative process to my followers here on Patreon. I'll let you in on the latest news about my current film projects, give you advanced access to unpublished video clips, photos, research notes, and preview screenings. I'll chat with you bi-monthly in my Zoom room, and even show you around Berlin when you're passing through town, and lots more.

These are the two documentaries I'm finishing up in 2021:

THE STRAIT GUYS - about the feisty visionaries who are daring the impossible – to link the US and Russia via a train tunnel beneath the Bering Strait. Watch the teaser here

THE PRESIDENTS' TAILOR- about the Holocaust survivor and presidential tailor Martin Greenfield. Watch the teaser here.

And I'm starting a new one called THE BIG THAW, about some engaging atmospheric researchers investigating the impact of thawing permafrost on weather patterns. I'll be traveling with them to Alaska in August-September 2021 to film their field work, and will be offering my Patreon followers lots of exclusive content as I get this new project off the ground.

Meanwhile, you can read up on the researchers' work here.

If you have an idea for a film you think I should pursue, let me know. Want to make a film of your own and need some advice, then pick my brain. I teach filmmaking part-time here in Berlin and at film workshops in places like Malaysia and Romania, and enjoy mentoring emerging filmmakers.

I want to make my creative process more of a two-way street and would love to have you join me in my film adventures. Thanks!

www.ourmaninberlin.com
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When I reach $500/month, I'll start posting short videos weekly.
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