Author: Rick Minnich

Rick will be the guest filmmaker at Fort Ross Dialogue 2023, taking place online November 30, 2023. He will be the featured speaker in "Panel IV. Documentary Filmmaking - Transcending Borders", which goes live in English with Russian translation at 11:00 am PST / 2:00 pm EST / 9:00 pm Moscow. Founded in 2012, Fort Ross Dialogue is an international, high-profile event that strives to keep open channels of communication between the United States and Russia, particularly during challenging times such as these. Fort Ross Dialogue is free and open to the public. No registration is required. The entire event will be

Rick's most recent film The Strait Guys will be screening at the Global Peace Film Festival in Orlando, Florida on September 23, 2023. Rick will be attending in person and will be joined by Strait Guys Scott Spencer and Joe Henri via Zoom to discuss the film with the audience. The film will then be available to stream worldwide from September 25-October 1, 2023. 

Rick will be participating in the SDG Action Weekend at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City September 16-17, 2023 as an arts envoy of Create2030. Founded by filmmaker Lisa Russell, Create 2030 is: “an artist-led, international network of professional, diverse artists and storytellers who are committed to using their voices and platforms in support of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).” This will be Rick's first visit to the UN Headquarters, and he is looking forward to meeting with colleagues from around the world who are also putting their creative powers to use to help build a sustainable

Rick travelled to Odessa, Ukraine from July 5-10, 2023 with three members of the aid organisation Berlin Odessa Express to deliver much-needed medical supplies and humanitarian aid to hospital and aid organisations in Odessa. Rick filmed the entire journey by van and trailer across Poland and Ukraine to Odessa, as well as all the deliveries and encounters with local partners in and around Odessa, and will release a short film on the YouTube Channel Meet the Good Ones in September. In the meantime, here's an Instagram Reel with some highlights from the deeply moving trip. Fortunately, Odessa has long been on

Rick presented The Strait Guys at the Moldox International Documentary Film Festival for Social Change, running from June 21-25, 2023 in Cahul, Moldova. It was the first screening of the film in a former Soviet republic. The film was well-received, and the screening was followed by a lengthy discussion about George and his vision of connecting the world by rail. Moldox is a small, excellently-curated festival in the self-proclaimed cultural capital of Moldova, Cahul. The festival director Maxim and his wonderful team were very welcoming, and there were ample opportunities to taste the fine Moldovan wine which is still a

Rick was the guest on this week's Beazy podcast Getting Your Films Done and Seen – With Documentary Filmmaker Rick Minnich, hosted by Raphael Freitas. Hear Rick talk about how he got started as an independent filmmaker and how he has managed to stay in the business for the past three decades. This is episode 3 in the new podcast series hosted by the creative network Beazy. Rick has been a member of Beazy from its beginnings three years ago, and also rents out his gear through the platform.

I'm opening up my vast archives and am now publishing one new short video weekly from my thirty years of filmmaking. Hear my reflections on interviewing General Paul Tibbets, pilot of the Enola Gay, about bombing Hiroshima, my chance encounter filming Mikhail Gorbachev in Berlin,  celebrating "Strait Guy" Scott's birthday on Little Diomede island in the middle of the Bering Strait, and much more. Watch my introduction to the series and subscribe to my channel. Thanks!