Ric Burns

Ric Burns is best known for his acclaimed series New York: A Documentary Film, a sweeping chronicle of the city’s history, which garnered several honors, including two Emmy Awards and an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award. His career began with the celebrated series The Civil War, which he produced with his brother, Ken Burns, and co-wrote with Geoffrey C. Ward.

In 1989, Ric founded Steeplechase Films and has since written and directed a number of award-winning films for PBS, including Into the Deep: America, Whaling & the World, a film for the American Experience series about the history of the whaling industry. Portions were shot at Mystic Seaport and two of the Museum’s whaleboats and several staff members took part in filming scenes in Erie, PA as well.

Ric Burns