Rick Schmidt

 Rick has been creating films since the seventies and Sticky Wicket is his 26th feature. His films have been screened in film festivals around the world, including Sundance's Dramatic Competition (Grand Jury Prize nomination), Slamdance, Rotterdam, Berlin International, New Directors/New Films, the Museum of Modern Art (NY),  and has received critical praise from top film critics. He is also the author of "Feature Filmmaking at Used Car Prices" which is considered "The Bible" of fledgling filmmakers and has been credited with influencing filmmakers Kevin Smith, Vin Diesel, and Tom DiCillo.  His "Extreme DV" (Penguin Books, 2004) is for the digital filmmaker who has an improv story to tell.  In addition, Rick's first fiction work "Black President," was recently released in the UK by Picnic Publishing. Since 1995 his "Feature "Workshops" has allowed dozens of aspiring filmmakers to make their first feature film, and their "Chetzemoka's Curse" has been certified Dogme #10 by internationally acclaimed Dogme 95 filmmakers Lars Von Trier and Thomas Vinterberg.

[bio courtesy of the filmmaker] 


Recent Reviews

Welcome to Serendipity

A very cleverly constructed work. Remembering a brief visual at the opening of the film becomes a critical revelation and explanation of what has transpired throughout Maya's sojourn in this...

Sticky Wicket

A small indie film shot in Maine. Has the look and feel of a protracted student film with a pretty decent cast improvising (?) some of the dialog in a...

Sticky Wicket

Initial dialogue too low to bother with the rest of the film - sorry!

Real Life

Insightful, entertaining!

Loneliness Is Soul

This was interesting enough that I wanted to watch the entire film. I liked the reality stories and the improv dialogue. It seemed to get off an unforeseen track throughout--where...