Writer/director Robert Fritz is also a best selling author. He studied composition and theater at The Boston Conservatory of Music, where he earned a BM and MM in composition. As a filmmaker, Fritz studied cinematography at the Rockport Workshops, and directing with Jim Pasternak. Fritz has directed many theater productions. He also has made documentaries for government, industry, and television, has written and directed six feature films and one dramatic short. He has directed and co-hosted Creating (a TV series made for a Canadian Network), directed episodes of the PBS series LeaderTalk with Garrison Krause, for which he also composed the theme music. Fritz wrote and directed the TV series Vermont Stories. He created She Was A Dancer, a multi –media work commissioned for the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center. His feature films include OVERLOAD (2009) which won 14 awards and laurels, including Best Film, Best Screenplay, Best Original Score, and for lead actress Katherine Partington, Best Actress from The LA Movie Awards (made for TV.) His dramatic Short AKT 2 (2013) has won The Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Choice Award at the Woods Hole Film Festival, The Audience Choice Award at Artisan Festival International Cannes World Cinema Initiative for 2013, Nominated for Best Short at the International Film Awards Berlin, and several others laurels and awards. TWICE… a feature film (2012) has won 8 awards and laurels, the feature film PAST TENSE (2013) has just been released, and a new feature film Chasing Rainbows (2014) is in its final stages of post-production.
As a composer, Fritz has won commissions from groups such as Boston’s Collage - New Music and Dutch Radio. He has studied on scholarship at the Darmstadt (Germany) Institute for New Music. He has composed music for film, TV, and theater, as well as CD’s. He also composed the score for all of his films. Two of his arrangements appear on Celtic Ladies, which topped Billboard Magazine (2007-2008 World Music.)
His best selling books include The Path of Least Resistance, Creating, Corporate Tides, The Path of Least Resistance for Managers and Your Life as Art. His book, The Managerial Moment of Truth, co-authored by Bruce Bodaken, was selected as one of the best business books of 2007 by Business Week magazine. His latest book, Elements-The writings of Robert Fritz is a collection of many of his best-loved articles. His publishers include Simon & Schuster, Ballantine Books, Berrett-Koehler, and Newfane Press. Fritz’s books have been translated into German, Dutch, Swedish, French, Portuguese, Chinese, and Korean.
Fritz lives in Vermont with his wife Rosalind, who is one of the executive producers for his films.
Unique traits: Film Composer as well as Writer/Director
AKT 2: The Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Choice Award at the Woods Hole Film Festival, The Audience Choice Award at Artisan Festival International Cannes World Cinema Initiative for 2013, Nominated for Best Short at the International Film Awards Berl
TWICE: Silver Screen Award Nevada Film Festival, Honorable Mention LA Movie Awards
OVERLOAD: Best Film, Best Screenplay, Best Original Score, and for lead actress Katherine Partington, Best Actress from The LA Movie Awards (made for TV.)
The Boston Conservatory