Fred Riedel


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I began my production career in the mid 80s working with Keith Griffiths and Simon Field (the 2010 winners of the Palme d’Or) on television arts documentaries for Channel 4 London and the BBC. I have also worked with a number of independent filmmakers, and in 1991 received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to produce the documentary film “Late City Final: Motion Pictures from the End of Times Square” with director/D.P.’s Jem Cohen and Jeff Preiss. In addition to my work on various corporate and commercial productions, I also worked from 1992-1997 on a series of television projects for Sheila Nevins at HBO, culminating in 1997 with the feature documentary film, “Dragtime,” which I co-produced with Patti Kaplan for HBO’s America Undercover series. In 1998 I produced and directed "Bruce Davdison – Making Contact" for WNET's "City Arts" series for which I was nominated for a New York Emmy Award for Outstanding Fine Arts Programming. In 2001 I was a staff producer for the Metro Channel’s Gotham TV series during which time I produced a number of documentary segments as well as a series of short pieces with comic Marc Maron (for which Maron won a NY Emmy). In 2002 I was a producer on the independent documentary film "The Desert is No Lady" (Women Make Movies). In 2003 I developed a pilot for the intended music series “The Edge of Brooklyn” with Ravi Coltrane in conjunction with City Lights Media Group and Context Studios. In 2012 I completed an independently produced documentary, Nobody Knows, about men in long-term relationships. I recently finished long form music videos for the song Luna Park by Torne Lake and for Blackt Out from the 2013 Lee Ranaldo and the Dust Matador release, Last Night on Earth.