(DGA, PGA, TELEVISION ACADEMY)
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 1990’s, he formed a production company in New Mexico with a varied portfolio that included not only 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 1995, 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 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 an officer for a technology startup company along with other ventures. Recent projects include a set of collaborative works with artist Shepard Fairey entitled "Revolution in our Time" and "Long Live the People" as well as a historical documentary about the extraordinary experiences of Charles McCandless during World War Two.