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Lionel Friedberg

South African-born, Lionel's career began in television in Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia), before he began traveling the world. With 18 feature film credits to his name, he moved on to writing and directing. For the past few years he has specialized in non-fiction series and single shows, but he has directed episodic television and single dramas ... See full bio »

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A Sacred Duty
A Sacred Duty Producer
Mysteries Underground
House of the Living Dead
House of the Living Dead Cinematographer
Shangani Patrol
Shangani Patrol Cinematographer


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 2007 A Sacred Duty (Documentary) (executive producer) / (producer)
 2006 History's Mysteries (TV Series documentary) (supervising producer - 2 episodes)
- The Knights of Camelot (2006) ... (supervising producer)
- The Bible's Greatest Secrets ... (supervising producer)
 2003 Growing Up Wild (TV Series) (producer)
 2001 The Shape of Life (TV Series documentary) (producer - 1 episode)
- Origins (2001) ... (producer)
  Ancient Mysteries (TV Series documentary) (supervising producer - 5 episodes, 1995 - 1996) (producer - 3 episodes, 1997) (associate producer - 1 episode, 1997)
- The Fate of the Neandertals (1997) ... (producer)
- Legends of the Arabian Nights (1997) ... (producer)
- UFOs: The First Encounters (1997) ... (associate producer) / (producer)
- The Forbidden City: Dynasty and Destiny (1996) ... (supervising producer)
- Secrets of Sex: The Kama Sutra (1996) ... (supervising producer)
  Biography (TV Series documentary) (senior producer - 3 episodes, 1996) (producer - 1 episode, 1995)
- Samson & Delilah: Love and Betrayal (1996) ... (senior producer)
- Adam & Eve: Lost Innocence (1996) ... (senior producer)
- Genghis Khan: Terror and Conquest (1995) ... (producer)
- Solomon & Sheba ... (senior producer)
 1995-1996 Mysteries of the Bible (TV Series documentary) (supervising producer - 6 episodes)
- The Bible's Greatest Secrets (1996) ... (supervising producer)
- Prophets: Soul Catchers (1995) ... (supervising producer)
- Queen Esther: Far Away and Long Ago (1995) ... (supervising producer)
- Archenemy: The Philistines (1995) ... (supervising producer)
- Apocalypse: The Puzzle of Revelation (1995) ... (supervising producer)
 1992 Mysteries Underground (TV Movie) (producer)
 1989-1990 The Infinite Voyage (TV Series documentary) (producer - 2 episodes)
- Sail On, Voyager! (1990) ... (producer)
- The Great Dinosaur Hunt (1989) ... (producer)
Show Show Cinematographer (13 credits)
Show Show Writer (7 credits)
Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (3 credits)
Show Show Director (2 credits)
Show Show Self (1 credit)

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Was the Chairman of SAFFTA (the South African Film and Television Association) for many years.

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