On the business side…
At age seven, I wrote and illustrated my first book. As far as I remember, the story was about a princess in distress, a knight, and a horse. A modest profit was achieved as the limited and signed edition of ten was sponsored with a parental grant and sold at fifty cents apiece. Today the book remains out of print.
I founded Clock Wise Productions, Inc. in 1997 to provide production support and related services to a wide variety of both domestic international clientele.
In the early years clients came mostly from Europe in need of help shooting TV commercials, news stories, documentaries, and feature films. It wasn’t long before we began producing corporate videos as well for small- and medium-sized companies.
I’ve seen it all from the early days on independent features, to big national TV commercials, corporate mega-shows and many documentary films, including one I wrote, directed, and produced about Muslim kids in New York (LINK). In short, there’s no film- and video- production scenario I haven’t taken care of.
Along the journey, I’ve met many, many awesomely wonderful people and a few bad-asses. All of them worth great stories.
I’ve worked with stars like Sophia Loren, John Malkovich, and Wynton Marsalis, I’ve interviewed fortune 500 CEO’s, I’ve worked on Emmy award-winning and Emmy-nominated documentaries, and produced hundreds of videos for uber-corporate shows.
I’ve negotiated with teamsters, clients (big and small), actors, crew, children, police officers, a few dogs, and one snake.
Today, I’ve taken my two decades of experience as a filmmaker and trained my sites on the exploding field of video marketing. I specialize in helping small businesses stand out from the crowd.
On the personal side…
First off, I’m a sports-nut – the kind that goes outdoors every moment possible. I bike, hike, swim, ski (all of it – down, cross, classic, and skate). And I walk a lot – Central Park is my back yard and I know (nearly) every inch of it.
I love reading – fiction as well as non-fiction, cooking and sharing meals with friends and family. I still have very close ties to my posse in Switzerland where I was born and raised. I’ve lived in Harlem for 15 years, and since April 2011 I’m a proud owner of an American passport.
After 20 years of "one day I will get a dog", I finally did it! Tigger is a Dorkie (don't tell him, I haven't yet), which is a Mini-Dachshund-Yorkie mix. Needless to say he's the smartest and handsomest dog around. He's been by my side for four international trips to Switzerland and counting. And even with his short legs, he's been on many hikes with me and when he's tired there's always the doggie-björn. And, he has his own Insta-feed (of course @TiggerFroriep).