Ellen Unher Frick

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Ellen Frick's award-winning documentary work focuses on people facing extraordinary challenges, and undergoing powerful changes. Her filmography includes feature and short documentaries. Ellen has been a filmmaker and member-owner of New Day for 12 years.

One of her public television features, Patriot Guard Riders, introduces a 500,000-strong motorcycle group who attend military funerals to honor the fallen, and to protect grieving families from harrassment by a hate group. The film has received numerous festival awards, and has been screened at community events, and in college and university classrooms around the world. 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. She also made short documentaries in Rwanda, Ethiopia, Uganda as well as short films that include domestic violence, disaster recovery and employing disabled workers. Some of her short films can be streamed at ellenfrick.com. Ellen founded the Seattle Documentary Association

New Day Films by Ellen Unher Frick

Awards & Accolades

POV International Documentary Challenge with POV Broadcast
Ashville Film Festival Jury Award Best Film
Oxford Film Festival Special Commendation
Hot Springs Film Festival
Seattle Independent Film Festival
Toronto Jewish Film Festival
Eastern European, French, Mexican and Other International Festivals and Broadcasts
Asian Film Festivals
Mendocino Film Festival
Sonoma Film Festival
Numerous United States Film Festivals, Screenings, Broadcasts and Screenings
Universities, Public Libraries, Military Facilities, United Nations Grief and Reconciliation Committee
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