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Writer/Producer/Director - Edward Nachtrieb



Edward Nachtrieb is an award-winning journalist, photographer, writer, producer, and director/cameraman with a varied background that includes documentaries, television series, public service outreach,  and international photojournalism


Nachtrieb began his career as a photojournalist for Reuters News Pictures in Asia in the 1980’s when he covered stories throughout the region including the Philippine “people power” revolution, political unrest in Korea, and refugees escaping war in Sri Lanka. As Reuters Chief Photographer in China, he smuggled film out of Tibet, helped uncover previously unreported unrest in Xinjiang and led a photo team that covered the pro-democracy movement from the first student protests to the bloody crackdown in Tiananmen Square.


Back in the United States in the 1990s, he formed a production company in New Mexico with a varied portfolio that included not only award-winning television commercials but also public service documentaries and outreach programs for the State of New Mexico as well as several Native American tribes. After moving to Los Angeles in 1997, he began working in television as a writer, producer and director.  Among his credits, he was Supervising Producer and Director for over 60 episodes of the Travel Channel’s John Ratzenberger’s Made in America and the Executive Producer and Director of the acclaimed "Small Shots" for TNN/Spike. 


While continuing to develop television formats, Nachtrieb has also been been drawn to projects with strong social relevance including his documentary "All the Way Home: Bravery on the Home Front"  which was screened for the House Veterans Affairs Committee in Washington DC and helped raise money for Veterans support groups around the country and "A Measure of Justice" about justice at the International Court for the Former Yugoslavia in the context of the siege of Sarajevo.  

Nachtrieb's other work includes services as a historical consultant for feature films and as a data security consultant and Chief Operating Officer for a technology start-up along with other ventures.

American Advertising Association - Addy Award Best Commerical 1993 Bueno Foods

" Do You Know Where Your Tortilla Was Last Night?"

Best Music Video NAIRD - 1993

Robby Bee, SOAR Records

"Boyz from the Rez"

Slamdance Film Festival 1996

Figarua da Foz

Uppsala Short Film Festival

Sao Paulo Festival

"My Two Heads"

American Advertising Association - 

Best Commerical 1994 

Horizon Hospital


People Magazine: Best of TV 2001

"Small Shots" 


People Magazine: Best Show of the Week;

"Small Shots" Aug 2001


Palm Springs Short Film Festival 2008:

"Pitch Season" 

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Arizona Chapter

1997 Rocky Mountain Emmy

Outstanding Current Issue Documentary

"Man to Man"

US House of Representatives, Veterans Affairs Committee

2009 Capitol Hill screening and Q and A for full committeee and invited guests:

"All The Way Home"

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