Forced Change

United States

Running time: 70 minutes - Language: English - Year: 2021

Film Summary

FORCED CHANGE is a feature documentary that uses the path of destruction left behind by Hurricane Katrina as a vehicle to bring to life unique human stories that shed light on what it means to be home. Filmed at critical moments over the last fourteen years, FORCED CHANGE is a heart-breaking retrospective of four unique and relatable, but displaced, characters that left New Orleans after the hurricane and never returned home.

Category: Other Environmental Category

Filmmaker

Rennik Soholt

Rennik Soholt has worked in high-quality visual content since the turn of the new millennium. He has produced and directed video shoots in over 25 countries across 5 continents. During his career, Rennik has assembled a large body of work that includes web series, feature documentaries, branded content, animated segments, non-scripted television, and music videos. His work has been showcased on Netflix, CNN, Red Bull TV, PBS, Travel Channel, Nat Geo, VICE, YouTube, History, TED, Discovery Channel, Rated Red, ABC and NBC & has worked with publications including Condé Nast, Fine Cooking, Yankee and Hearst Media.

Rennik produced and directed multiple episodes of the Emmy Award winning travel series, Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, as well as the award-winning PBS documentary series, Weekends with Yankee Magazine. He also has directed and produced successful reality television shows, including House Hunters International and Pawn Stars. He executive produced and directed the feature documentary, Forced Change, which was showcased on WNET/PBS as well as the CNN documentary, Wine to Water. He is the recipient of the James Beard award for the PBS series, Gourmet’s Diary of a Foodie, for which he also received an Emmy nomination. Rennik has directed a range of celebrities including Anthony Bourdain, news commentator and host, Brian Unger, the Grammy Award winning rock band, Queens of the Stone Age, and sports legends Jalen Rose and Warren Moon.

For the past few years, Rennik has also been showrunning a number of television series. As a showrunner, Rennik is lead supervisor both in the field and in the edit room. His experience speaks for itself, but he is also a fair and skilled organizational leader and exceptional head of creative. With an equal background both as a director and a producer, he is able to develop and execute creative vision while never forgetting that this is a business full of clear budgets and hard schedules. Though Rennik travels the world for work, he lives in New York City with his wife and toddler son.