THIRD REICH: THE RISE & FALL | HISTORY | EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, EDIT, SOUND DESIGN
4 HOUR SPECIAL AIRED DEC, 2010
EMMY NOMINATED | OUTSTANDING HISTORICAL SPECIAL: LONG FORM
BANFF NOMINATED | OUTSTANDING SPECIAL
Nazi Germany… their words, their films. A simple concept and yet incredibly fucking profound.
This was a two year project consisting of deep archival research on an international scale – pouring over some 1500 hours of footage… some of it very hard to watch. I remember one reel of film that began with off duty soldiers on a fishing expedition in the Ukraine, the next bit of footage was also shot in the Ukraine – the same soldiers, this time in uniform, overseeing the extermination of Jews and Communists in a muddy village. The last footage on the reel contained a soldier from the previous scene back in Berlin at Christmastime, smiling for the camera and bouncing a small boy, perhaps his son, on his knee.
“Vividly captures the times, from a very unique perspective… After having watched a great number of documentaries about World War II and the Nazis in general, I have to say that ‘The Third Reich – The Rise And Fall’ is one with a very unique slant on those terrifying years. This set is highly recommended.”
Production Company: NEW ANIMAL PRODUCTIONS
Writer: NICOLE RITTENMEYER
Additional Editor: CODY ROGOWSKI
Composer: BRENDON ANDEREGG
Assistant Editor: JACK POROBIL