Fred Riedel

New York, New York, United States


I began my film production career working with Keith Griffiths and Simon Field (the 2010 winners of the Cannes Palme d’Or) on television arts documentaries for Channel 4 London and the BBC. I have previously worked on a series of projects for Sheila Nevins at HBO, culminating with the feature documentary film, Dragtime, which I co-produced for HBO’s America Undercover series. In 2000, I was nominated for a New York Emmy Award for Outstanding Fine Arts Programming for my production of Bruce Davdison – Making Contact for WNET's "City Arts." I was also a staff producer for the Cablevision/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 (The Gotham Desk, for which Maron won a NY Emmy). Overall, I have worked primarily as a freelance documentary producer and director, and have produced a variety of projects, including Degenerate Art, The Fate of the Avant-Garde in Nazi Germany, for the L.A. County Museum, The Desert is No Lady (Women Make Movies), and the pilot for the intended music series The Edge of Brooklyn with Ravi Coltrane in conjunction with City Lights Media Group and Context Studios. Among the various studios and clients i have produced work for are Bravo, Koninck, BBC, Nickelodeon, Grey Advertising, Bell Atlantic, Ann Taylor, and others. In 2012 I completed a self-produced documentary feature, Nobody Knows, about men in long-term relationships and more recently music videos for former Sonic Youth member Lee Ranaldo (Matador and Mute Records) and Ike Yard and Death Comet Crew founding member Michael Diekmann (as Torne Lake). I am currently completing Hello, Hello, Hello: Lee Ranaldo - Electric Trim, a documentary on the production of Ranaldo’s upcoming release on Mute records and recently completed co-production with Leah Singer on Coasting, a series of comedic short videos.