Accident, MD

Accident, MD

About the Film

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

The Filmmaker

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

Film Credits

Directed and Produced by
Dan Rybicky

Photographed and Edited by
Brian Ashby

Filmed in 2016 in:
Accident, MD
Cumberland, MD
Friendsville, MD
Kingwood, WV
Springs, PA
Washington, DC

Location Sound Recordist
Michael Castelle

Additional Editor
Nora Gully

Assistant Editor
Eileen O’Donnell

Additional Camera
Mitch Wenkus

Featuring (in order of appearance)
Kara Savage
Janet K. Harvey
Rebecca Aiken
Dwayne Fratz
Henry Oester
Mike Minnick
M.S. Short
Ron Doerr
Larry Sebold
Floyd A. Ellis
Norma Hesen
Sue McQuaid
Joan Schelling
Karl Gargulinski
Wilma Friend
Biran Opel
Clinton J. Anderson
Phyllis A. Anderson
Kenneth R. Clow
Rev. Robert O. Riebau

Audio Post Facility
Another Country

Re-recording Mixer and Snare Drum
Mike Regan

Licensed Music
“Rosin the Beau”

by Bing Futch

Audio Post Supervisor
Tim Konn

Peter Galassi

Dedicated to
Olga C. Rybicky

Special Thanks
The Amish of Somerset County, PA
Annie’s Kitchen
Madi Gallagher
Tim Horsburgh
David Jacobson
Ben Kolak
Yana Kunichoff
Love, Light, and Liberty Ministries
Polly Noonan
Random Stuff
Susannah Ribstein
Riverside Hotel
Reshmi Hazra Rustebakke
David Schalliol
Harrison Sherrod
Kathryn Skrundz
Pablo Solanet & Doug Stanton
Patrick Thornton
Aaron Wickenden
Zion Lutheran Church

Funding Provided by
Columbia College Chicago

Original Series Funding Provided by
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Wyncote Foundation
The National Endowment for the Arts

Accident, MD was produced by Dan Rybicky and Scrappers Film Group, which are solely responsible for its content.

© 2017 Dan Rybicky and Scrappers Film Group. All rights reserved.

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