Nobody Knows: A Documentary about Men

Menstuff® has compiled the following information on a work-in progress video about men by Fred Riedel and Andrew Suhl, producers of many works as seen on HBO, PBS, Bravo, etc.

Nobody Knows - A Documentary About Men

Nobody Knows is documentary project in-progress about men in or out of long-term relationships. We are seeking men in the U.S. to tell us why they do it, how they do it, and how they make it work. Or not. We are interested in men’s truest, personal relationship stories; things that they might not even talk to their friends about.

Our process is to conduct numerous telephone interviews, completely anonymously, with men across the country. We will then transcribe these interviews and use them as the script for various actors to perform. If you are interested you can visit our website at to learn more about the project.

Fred Riedel began his film and television production career in the mid-1980s working on television arts documentaries for Channel 4 London and the BBC. In 1991 he received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to produce the documentary film Late City Final: Motion Pictures from the End of Times Square. Fred has also worked since 1992 on a series of television projects for HBO, culminating in 1997 with the feature documentary film, Dragtime, for HBO's America Undercover series. In 1999 Fred produced and directed Bruce Davdison - Making Contact for WNET's City Arts series for which he was nominated for a New York Emmy Award for Outstanding Fine Arts Programming. In 2001 he produced a number of documentary segments for the Metro Channel's Gotham TV series as well as a series of short pieces with comic Marc Maron. In 2002 he produced The Edge of Brooklyn with Ravi Coltrane and also produced and directed You Oughtta Be in Pictures for HBO. Fred is the divorced father of a 10-year-old girl living in lower Manhattan.

Andrew Suhl has worked primarily as a Director of Photography on numerous projects since 1990. These include both independent features as well as documentary and non-dramatic productions covering a range of topics (e.g., life-saving union construction workers at ground zero, Megan's Law, spousal abuse, and the reminiscences of rock and roll greats) for a variety of clients including UNICEF, the BBC, the Metro Channel, Atlantic Television, and AOL/Time-Warner. In addition Andy has produced various projects for Cablevision, American Express and the City of New York, among others. Curiosity has taken him from Bhutan to Brooklyn and now he is anxious to hear what men are going through. He is the father of two young boys and by mutual decision not married.

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