Documentary, 4K, stereo, color, 53 min.

The Presidents' Tailor (2021)

Maxmilian Grünfeld spoke Yiddish, lived in Czechoslovakia, lost his family to Nazi concentration camps, and had no business experience. Martin Greenfield lives in Brooklyn, speaks English, hand-tailors suits for U.S. presidents, and runs a bespoke clothing empire with high society clients and friends.

This is one and the same man, who is now a 92-year-old fashion legend, tailor to U.S. presidents and stars, and bon vivant about town. The Presidents’ Tailor – From Auschwitz to the White House is an hour-long documentary telling the story of how one man became the other, against all odds, and how he now grapples with his own legacy.

Mr. GreenfieldSponsor a sneak preview fundraiser event and raffle off a custom-made Greenfield suit!

Invite your friends, family, colleagues, neighbors to a virtual or in-person sneak preview fundraiser event. For a guaranteed donation total of $5000, we will include a free custom-made Martin Greenfield Clothiers suit (2 or 3-piece or tuxedo)* for you to raffle off to your crowd.

Virtual events run 45-60 minutes. Director Rick Minnich will show some clips and pictures from the making of the film and let you know about the various ways you and your guests can become involved in sharing the remarkable story of Martin Greenfield. To arrange an event, please contact us at:

* A gift certificate will be issued. There is no expiration date. The recipient is responsible for all expenses incurred in traveling to Martin Greenfield Clothiers in Brooklyn, NY for a fitting.

Would your organization like to host a virtual or in-person event with “The Presidents’ Tailor”? Then please complete this form and email it to us at: Our team will get back to you with a quote within a few days.

To learn more about “The President’s Tailor” and how screening the film can help your organization fulfill its mission, please take a look at our pitch deck.

If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to our completion fund, you can do so here. A receipt will be issued immediately per email.
If you do not need a tax-deduction, then please support the filmmakers directly. 100% of your donation will go directly to the filmmakers to help us complete and distribute “The Presidents’ Tailor”.

Thank you for your support!

Writer & DirectorRick Minnich
Co-Writer / ResearcherPeter-Hugo Scholz (1954-2019)
CinematographersTom Bergmann (USA), Anne Misselwitz (Europe)
Additional CinematographyIan Moubayed, Rick Minnich
Drone OperatorsTom Bergmann, Rick Minnich
Sound RecordistsNikola Chapelle, Sebastian Löffler
Additional SoundRick Minnich, Mustafa Mirza
Sound Design/MixAndré Klar
Assistant Sound DesignManuel Schmieder
Original ScoreMichael Mühlhaus
Music MasteringStefan Flad/Red Kitchen
EditorsMike Brandin, David Schöley
Color GradingDavid Schöley, Martin Schröder
InterpreterSteve Naumann
ProducersMike Brandin, Rick Minnich
Associate ProducerDavid Sterling
Production ManagerCarolin Redenz
Commissioning Editor (MDR)Matthias Morgenthaler
ProductionInOneMedia, Our Man in Berlin
FundersMitteldeutsche Rundfunk (MDR), Kulturstiftung des Freistaates SachsenSächsische LandesmedienanstaltStaatskanzlei Thüringen
Fiscal SponsorFrom the Heart Productions
CrowdfundingSeed & Spark
World SalesNew Docs