In January, On the Town hosted Sven Berkemeir and Rich Samuels to talk about their latest release – the film, “The Googieman.” A film about Mid Mod preservationist, Chris Nichols.
About Sven Berkemeir and Rich Samuels
The team of Sven Berkemeir and Rich Samuels were recently named recipients of Kodak Project Access ó the International Documentary Association/Kodak Product Grant Program. The five filmmakers were chosen by an IDA blue-ribbon panel to receive grants that will enable them to produce nonfiction projects on film. Emmy award winner Rich Samuels wrote and produced two hour-long episodes of the PBS non-fiction series, Lords of the Mafia. As both a non-fiction and fiction filmmaker, his work has touched on topics such as at-risk teens (Simple Things: Letters From Juvenile Hall); racing (Go Fast); and architecture (Chris Nichols: The Googieman); voting (The Power of One) and the dangers of the Internet (TekTek). He has also provided non-linear (Avid/Media 100/Discreet) editing services to a number of powerful and award-winning productions.