Accident, MD is a survey of attitudes about America’s healthcare crisis, filmed in and around the small town of Accident, Maryland during the summer before the 2016 election. MORE
Dan Rybicky is an award-winning filmmaker who designs and teaches documentary, critical studies, screenwriting, and producing courses in Cinema and Television Arts at Columbia College Chicago. As a filmmaker, Dan produced and co-directed ITVS/Kartemquin Films' critically-acclaimed feature documentary Almost There, which screened at over thirty festivals before being distributed theatrically, digitally, and on public television in 2016.
Dan's latest short documentary about health care filmed in (and titled) Accident, MD premiered in May 2018 at the Maryland Film Festival's Opening Night Shorts Gala. The New Yorker called Dan's film a highlight of the festival, writing: "Accident, MD is the passionate work of a civic-minded filmmaker who, in the midst of a Presidential campaign that was fueled by outlandishly deceptive claims, channels his bewilderment into action; in presenting the insidious power of political propaganda and its irrational effect, it does more in its nineteen-minute span to explain the election of a flamboyantly enraged liar than most daily newspaper accounts."
After receiving his BA at Vassar College and his MFA at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Dan began working with and consulting in various production capacities for Martin Scorsese, John Sayles, and John Leguizamo. Dan was recently a consulting producer on The Area, which premiered in April 2018 at the Full Frame Documentary Festival, and he is currently producing Genius of a Different Hue, a new feature documentary about the history of black advertising in development with Kartemquin Films. LESS