Ballad of a Righteous Merchant: Notes on Herzog Directing My Son, My Son What Have Ye Done
The Professor and the Siren (Feature Film)
About Herbert Golder
Herbert Golder is the owner of Redlog Pictures, Boston, MA. Ballad of a Righteous Merchant, which he wrote, produced, and directed, is an intimate portrait of legendary filmmaker, Werner Herzog, with whom Golder has worked, in numerous capacities, on ten films, features and documentaries, across four continents. He shot Ballad of a Righteous Merchant while making a feature film he had co-written with Herzog, My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done (2009), which was nominated for a Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival and for which Golder also received a nomination for Best Screenplay. When not making films, Golder teaches classical languages and literatures at Boston University, where he is Professor of Classical Studies, and also produces the award-winning journal, Arion, A Journal of Humanities and the Classics, for which he serves as Editor-in-Chief. He is currently at work on a thriller, entitled, Nicole, which is in pre-production and will be shot in and around Rome, and which he is scheduled to direct in the summer of 2020.
Collaborations with Werner Herzog
My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done (2009), Rescue Dawn (2006), The Wild Blue Yonder (2005), The White Diamond (2004), Christ and the Demons in New Spain (2002), Invincible (2001), Wings of Hope (2000), The Lord and the Laden (1999), My Best Fiend (1999) and Little Dieter Needs to Fly (1997).
Public Conversations with Werner Herzog
“Conversations with Gorbachev,” A Conversation with Werner Herzog, Tribeca Film Festival, NYC, April 26, 2019.
“Every Man for Himself and God Against All,” A Conversation with Werner Herzog, Conversations in the Arts and Ideas, Boston University, March 25, 2019.
“An Evening with Werner Herzog,” Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline, February 8, 2018.