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Rick M.

Berlin, Germany

2 reviews

$500 - $1500 / Day


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 through his companies Rickfilms and Our Man in Berlin, 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), THE STRAIT GUYS (99 min., 2022).

Top Services

Documentary DP
2 reviews
Non-Fiction Film Director
Video Editor - Documentary


Top Reviews

  • May • 2024

    Rick understood our requirements well and provided quality footage. The communication remained smooth. Very professional! Highly recommended to everyone!

    Waqas at Story Raven
  • March • 2023

    Rick is an extremely talented storyteller and our team was thrilled to work with him!

    Cat at XPRIZE Foundation

Top Projects



  • DSLR or equivalent
  • GoPro or equivalent


  • External recorder
  • Shotgun mic
  • Wireless lavalier mic


  • Lighting kit

All Services

Production Support

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

Post Production

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


  • Creative Director
  • Fixer
  • Translator