Frederick Friedel is an American Director, Writer and Producer.
Friedel is best known for his debut film “Axe” (a.k.a. Lisa, Lisa) which gained notoriety in 1984 when it was designated a video nasty in the UK and appeared on the director of public prosecution’s list of banned films. (It remained unavailable until 2005.) His second film “Kidnapped Coed” was written specifically for actor Jack Canon and was a psychological thriller about a kidnapper and his captive. Friedel estimates that Kidnapped Coed was made for about $37,000, while Axe cost just $25,000.
Since then, Friedel has written and produced television spots for CBS for shows such as The Amazing Race, Survivor, The Grammys, and 2 and ½ Men, and for FOX for Beverly Hills 90210, The Simpsons, Melrose Place and Cops. He has written and produced movie trailers and TV campaigns for hit movies such as Rain Man, Pretty Woman, Die Hard, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Terminator 2, and many more.
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