Reed Rickert

Reed is an award winning documentary filmmaker, who has produced, directed, filmed and edited various documentaries, TV programs and branding films worldwide. In 2009, he won the Latino Public Broadcasting Open Call Award to make his first feature documentary, The Third Root, which had its world premiere at the Guadalajara International Film Festival. Reed is a two-time finalist for National Geographic’s Wild To Inspire Short Film Competition and in 2019 he won the competition with his film The Flip, which premiered at Sun Valley Film Festival and was Official Selection at Banff Mountain Film Festival & World Tour, Kendal Mountain Film Festival, Boulder International Film Festival, Telluride Mountainfilm Festival, San Jose International Film Festival, BendFilm Festival and more. His most recent film Pacha Kuti: The Golden Path was made in collaboration with photographer/ producer Anna Fishkin for NatGeo Wild.

As an avid rock climber and explorer Reed is drawn to stories in adventure sports, music, and nature and cultural conservation. “I love the medium of documentary filmmaking and the potential storytelling has to inspire others, to share different realities, and to ignite transformation.”