Documentary, 4K, stereo, color, 39 min.

The Presidents' Tailor (2024)

Maxmilian Grünfeld spoke Yiddish, lived in Czechoslovakia, lost his family to Nazi concentration camps, and had no business experience. Martin Greenfield lives on Long Island, 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 95-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 tells the story of how one man became the other, against all odds, and how he is now grappling with his own legacy.

UPDATE March 20, 2024: We are saddened by the news of Martin Greenfield’s death today at age 95. He was a kind and generous man whose infectious smile brought warmth and happiness to everyone around him. We hope our film pays tribute to this remarkable human. Please read Alex Traub’s touching obituary in the New York Times.

“Mr. Greenfield’s message of tolerance and forgiveness is more vital than ever.” – fashion historian Uwe Westphal, Florida Jewish Journal

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. In some cases, virtual fittings can also be arranged. Please contact Martin Greenfield Clothiers for details:

Read our press release about Martin Greenfield’s death on March 20, 2024.
Download the photo set (133 MB).
Download the EPK (PDF, 26 MB).
Florida Jewish Journal – “Mr. Greenfield’s message of tolerance and forgiveness is more vital than ever.” – fashion historian Uwe Westphal.
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 host a virtual or in-person event with “The Presidents’ Tailor”, please complete this form and email it to us at: Our team will get back to you with a quote within a few days.

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 & Director Rick Minnich
Co-Writer / Researcher Peter-Hugo Scholz (1954-2019)
Cinematographers Tom Bergmann (USA), Anne Misselwitz (Europe)
Additional Cinematography Ian Moubayed, Rick Minnich
Drone Operators Tom Bergmann, Rick Minnich
Sound Recordists Nikola Chapelle, Sebastian Löffler
Additional Sound Rick Minnich, Mustafa Mirza
Sound Design/Mix André Klar, Frieder Wohlfarth
Assistant Sound Design Manuel Schmieder
Foley/sound mix Soundscape Studios, Leipzig + D-Facto Motion, Leipzig
Original Score Michael Mühlhaus
Music Mastering Stefan Flad/Red Kitchen
Editors Mike Brandin, David Schöley
Color Grading David Schöley, Martin Schröder
Interpreter Steve Naumann
Producers Mike Brandin, Rick Minnich
Associate Producer David Sterling
Production Manager Carolin Redenz
Commissioning Editor (MDR) Matthias Morgenthaler
Production InOneMedia, Our Man in Berlin
Funders Mitteldeutsche Rundfunk (MDR), Kulturstiftung des Freistaates SachsenSächsische LandesmedienanstaltStaatskanzlei Thüringen
Fiscal Sponsor From the Heart Productions
Crowdfunding Seed & Spark
World Sales New Docs