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Untitled Expedition Series

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Showrunner, Director, and DP on Max documentary series "Hungry for Answers"

Max is set to launch a new docuseries focused on Black food history in America from producer Viola Davis, featuring scholar and cookbook author Caroline Randall Williams as host, Variety has learned exclusively.


Directed By David Freid: Super Bowl LVII "Heat on the Street" Ad

Astellas Pharma has one burning question to ask viewers during Super Bowl LVII: What’s VMS? If you don’t know what it is, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Of the multiple millions of people watching the game, half of them were women, 17 million fall into the target demographic, making it a prime audience for this message.



Directed By David Freid: Sonic Launches New Campaign That Focuses On Freedom

Sonic Drive-In is bidding farewell to its signature “Two Guys” spokesmen and introducing a new marketing campaign that focuses on real customers and their experiences. "We of course wanted to celebrate Sonic's insane variety of food, but we also wanted to celebrate the journey and experience you have in your car when you are there. It's a combination no one else can offer." [Mother LA]



Emmy Nomination For Outstanding Short Documentary: 'Guns Found Here'

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences nominates "Guns Found Here" for Outstanding Short Documentary during the 40th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards.



IDA Documentary Awards: ‘MEL Films’ Takes Best Short Form Series

At the 34th Annual IDA Documentary Awards, newcomer MEL Films, lead by Executive Producer, David Freid took the award for best short form series, besting The New York Times, The Guardian, VICE and HBO.


Showrunner and Director on Peacock documentary series "True Colors"

The inspiring unscripted series features thought-provoking stories that are narrated by trailblazers from the Hispanic community. The cast of True Colors includes John Leguizamo, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Alex Rodríguez, Mario Lopez, Ellen Ochoa, Laurie Hernandez, Lele Pons, and Ángela Aguilar.


Directed By David Freid: Amazon "Meeting the Moment" Campaign

Meet Hector is part of a new series that takes viewers behind the scenes to meet the people of Amazon. Hector uses his determination and love for the outdoors to drive environmental change, and is proud to be part of the team working to make zero-emission delivery a reality.


RogerEbert.com: Short Films In Focus

David Freid takes an up-close and at times humorous look not at the entire gun control debate, but at the bureaucratic nightmare of tracing registered guns back to their owners.


Nonfiction Signs Director David Freid For His 1st Branded Representation

Nonfiction Unlimited has signed award-winning documentary director and journalist David Freid for his first global representation in the commercial, branded entertainment and digital space.


The Most Surprising Border Crossing? 'Ferryman at the Wall'

David Freid sits down with Chuck to talk about his unique documentary, "Ferryman at the Wall".


We’ve Travelled All Over The World With David Freid And The MEL Films Team 

From a Swedish Cowboy theme park providing shelter to refugees to a little Irish island with a big Donald Trump problem, Freid and his intrepid documentary crew have added a regular touch of humour and warmth to a never-ending feed of depressing news. They have become a popular documentary destination for the Short of the Week team (and millions of other viewers). Freid and his team have picked up a legion of fans and a ton of Staff Picks on Vimeo over the last three years. Though this may be the end for MEL films, we hope to see more from Freid and friends in the near future, but first…a well earned rest!