October 2021

Director Rick Minnich and producer Mike Brandin are the winners of the D-Facto Motion Works-in-Progress Prize presented during the DOK Preview Germany industry event at the International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film. Their film "The Presidents' Tailor" was one of eight German documentary productions or co-productions in post-production to be invited to pitch to an international audience of film industry professionals.The award is worth 10,000 Euros in post-production services sponsored by D-Facto Motion Digital Motion Factory in Leipzig. The photo shows Rick (left) and Mike (right) with Robert Wunsch, CEO of D-Facto Motion Leipzig.Here is the complete list of festival

Yesterday former US Secretary of State Colin Powell died of complications related to his COVID-19 infection. He was one of those rare cases of someone who was vaccinated coming down with the virus.I won't get into Powell's career merits and controversies. But I will share this little clip from my upcoming film "The Presidents' Tailor" in which Powell gives a beautiful speech in honor of his friend and tailor Martin Greenfield on the occasion of Martin's 90th birthday party in 2018. Enjoy!