Rick Beyer Pro
Lexington, Massachusetts, United States
Rick Beyer is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, a best-selling author, and an enthusiastic history storyteller Rick recently finished the independently produced documentary THE GHOST ARMY, which will premiere on PBS in 2013. It tells the story of a handpicked group of GIs that used inflatable tanks, sound effects, and impersonation to fool the Germans in WWII. Other producer/director credits include EXPEDITION APOCALYPSE, filmed in Siberia for National Geographic Channel; THE WRIGHT CHALLENGE (winner of a Parentsâ€™ Choice Award) SECRETS OF JAMESTOWN, REVOLUTION IN BOSTON and THE PATENT FILES for The History Channel; and THE EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION (featuring President Bill Clinton) for the Smithsonian Institutionâ€™s exhibit "Abraham Lincoln: An Extraordinary Life.â€ Rick is also the author of the bestselling GREATEST STORIES NEVER TOLD series of history books. The Chicago Tribune described the series as â€œan old fashioned sweetshop full of tasty morsels.â€ His take on history and science is both humorous and illuminating, and he has appeared on CNN, The Discovery Channel, NPR and Fox News. A graduate of Dartmouth College, he lives in Lexington, MA.