Edward Radtke

Adjunct Faculty

Ed Radtke is a Japanese-American film director, screenwriter, and producer. His work includes three award-winning features, BOTTOM LAND, THE DREAM CATCHER and THE SPEED OF LIFE. THE DREAM CATCHER garnered 12 awards at international film festivals and was released worldwide. His third feature THE SPEED OF LIFE was awarded a special jury prize at the Venice Film Festival.

For over 30 years, Ed Radtke has served as a freelance writer, producer, line producer, assistant director, editor, and composer on countless projects including: narrative features, documentary features, shorts, made for TV movies, commercials and music videos. He is also the founder and long time facilitator of countless media making workshops here in the US and abroad, having worked extensively with groups such as: at-risk youth, Native Americans, high school teachers, incarcerated men and women, Vietnam Veterans, women victims of domestic violence, developmentally challenged adults, and elementary school children. He recently taught undergraduate and graduate film production at the University of Texas at Austin, has guest lectured at Columbia and NYU, is the recipient of two NEA production grants, a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Rockefeller Fellowship.

Ed Radtke co-wrote the feature script AIME TON PERE, produced by Gerard Depardieu and starring Depardieu and his late son, Guillame. The project was the official Swiss entry for Best Foreign Film consideration at the Academy Awards®. Ed Radtke recently spent three years living on a sailboat in the Gulf of Mexico and now resides in Santa Fe, NM. He has taught an advanced directing workshop at the Santa Fe University of Art and Design and currently teaches a producing media class at the University of New Mexico. He works free lance in the filmmaking community, produces media content for various non-profit and for-profit clients, and is developing a number of feature film projects, both narrative and documentary.


  • Producing for Film and Digital Media

Edward Radtke
Adjunct Lecturer
B.F.A., New York University


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