Chad Freidrichs

Chad Freidrichs has been in the film and television industry for over a decade, and served for five years as assistant professor in digital filmmaking at Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri. Freidrichs has produced four feature-length documentary films, including The Pruitt-Igoe Myth, about the notorious St. Louis public housing complex Pruitt-Igoe, which played at over sixty film festivals worldwide, was theatrically distributed by First Run Features, and was nationally broadcast on PBS’s America ReFramed. The Pruitt-Igoe Myth received the International Documentary Association’s 2011 ABC News VideoSource award for archival footage usage, the American Historical Association’s 2012 O’Conner Film Award for outstanding interpretation of history, and the Organization of American Historians’ 2012 Erik Barnouw Film Award. Freidrichs most recently completed a science-themed archival documentary, The Secrets of Nature Revealed.