Films by Filmmaker
Ellen Frick's documentary work focuses on people facing extraordinary challenges, and undergoing powerful changes. Her newest film, Patriot Guard Riders introduces a 250,000-strong motorcycle group who attend military funerals to honor the fallen, and to protect grieving families from harrassment by a hate group. Her one-hour public television documentary, Another Side of Peace follows a combined Israeli-Palestinian support group of parents who have lost children in the conflict. It is about grief, reconciliation and hope, and it's message is simple: No More Death. The film was presented to the United Nations Subcommittee on Reconciliation, and has been broadcast in the United States and internationally. Ellen has been on the production team for several projects broadcast on PBS. These include: PERFECT ILLUSIONS: EATING DISORDERS AND THE FAMILY, a one-hour PBS documentary exploring the role of the family in the development of eating disorders in teenage girls; PIKE PLACE MARKET: THE SOUL OF A CITY, an HDTV documentary about the rich history, community and culture of Seattle's world-famous public market; and THE RHONA DISASTER, a one-hour documentary for PBS and The History Channel, about the sinking of a troop ship in WWII. Until eleven years ago Ellen was a registered professional engineer in Washington, Alaska, Minnesota, and Arkansas.