HERB FREED

February 28, 2017

My late wife Marion and I worked together the way every director and film editor should—inside each other's heads. From our very first meeting, I was struck by Marion’s vast knowledge of literature, art and film and I thought…maybe we could work together.

 Marion invite...

February 25, 2017

One of the songs I remember from filming Sunsplash in Jamaica is Jimmy Cliff's "By the Rivers of Babylon." You can see how I as a Jew—painfully aware of the brutality of the galut, the exile/diaspora—could relate to longings of these people that were captured in their...

February 23, 2017

I was introduced to Jamaica by Glynn Turman, an award-winning actor and one of my oldest and dearest friends. We made our first film together in Sweden in 1970. Glynn was the lead actor and I directed. That film was titled A.W.O.L. and it set both our careers in motion...

February 21, 2017

I recently received this lovely note from my friend, Gina Jennings. The serendipity of her experience made me smile. -- Herb

Woke up. Pulled out four books to possibly start or continue reading... 

The first book is a primer on how to be, and remain, happily married, Sta...

February 7, 2017

Many years ago I made a film on the beautiful island of Puerto Rico. The work was challenging, but come the weekend there was never the possibility of overtime. It was DANCING TIME. My director of photography was Cuban and he explained to me why nothing, not even the s...

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