RT Herwig's debut feature, "Saint Christopher" (aka "The Good Thief"), not only garnered acclaim at festivals and private screenings but also secured global licensing and distribution through Rogue Arts and Vanguard Cinema.
Herwig's filmmaking ethos is deeply rooted in a profound belief in individuality, a rejection of mindless conformity to tradition, and an exploration of the human struggle against societal expectations and arbitrary rules imposed by others. With a keen eye for visual artistry and a passion for delving into the human condition, he has consistently received praise for capturing rich narrative moods and eliciting authentic performances from actors.
Currently immersed in his second feature, "Surfing in Afghanistan," RT Herwig continues to push boundaries with a thought-provoking tale. The film follows a disillusioned American Marine and an Afghan soldier as they venture across war-torn Afghanistan to go surfing a thousand miles away in Pakistan. This exploration aligns seamlessly with Herwig's commitment to stories celebrating those who dare to walk away from groupthink, systems, and societal norms to embrace their unique path.
Surfing in Afghanistan
Film (Drama and War) Writer/Director/Producer Surfing in Afghanistan is about a disillusioned American Marine and an Afghan National soldier who go AWOL and trek a across war-torn Afghanistan in a Volkswagen bus to go surfing a thousand miles away along the Pakistani coastline.
The Good Thief
Film Director Haunted by the crimes of his youth, Christopher returns to his hardscrabble neighborhood with hopes of starting an honest life... See full synopsis »