Micki Dickoff is a writer, director, and producer of social commentary films. Her latest work, "Neshoba: The Price of Freedom" about justice, healing and racial reconciliation, opened theatrically in New York and Los Angeles to critical acclaim and won numerous Best Documentary Awards in film festivals worldwide. "Neshoba" was nominated for the Humanitas Prize and selected to participate in the American Documentary Showcase in Kenya. Dickoff's new film, "The Legacy" focuses on generational poverty and saving children at risk.
Dickoff was raised and educated in New York and Florida and received her Master's Degree from the University of Florida. She moved to Boston and taught filmmaking at Grahm Junior College and Emerson College for 10 years. After winning an Emmy for her AIDS documentary "Too Little, Too Late," she went to Los Angeles to make dramatic films about AIDS and other social issues. Her multi-award winning AIDS drama, "Mother, Mother," was made through the generosity of the Hollywood community, including actors Bess Armstrong, Polly Bergen, Piper Laurie and John Dye, and composer Henry Mancini. The film raised hundreds of thousand dollars for AIDS research and patient support. "Too Little, Too Late" and "Mother, Mother" inspired "Our Sons", a television movie she co-produced about AIDS and families starring Julie Andrews, Ann-Margret and Hugh Grant. Dickoff produced and directed, "In the Blink of an Eye," a television movie about the death penalty and the power of friendship, starring Mimi Rogers, Veronica Hamel, Polly Bergen, Piper Laurie and Denise Richards. Currently, she heads Pro Bono Productions where she continues to develop documentary and narrative films about social justice.
Since 1993, Dickoff has been working on a documentary on the female members of the Manson Family and has attended each parole hearing for Susan Atkins, Patricia Krenwinkel and Leslie Van Houten. Dickoff has a personal relationship with the three women. She testified at the July 16, 2008, compassionate release hearing for Susan Atkins, asking that she be granted compassion. The film is still a work-in-progress.
- The Legacy (In Production)
- In the Blink of an Eye
- Mother, Mother
- Neshoba: The Price of Freedom
- Get on Board
- Bush's Deadly Ambition
- Step By Step: A Journey of Hope
- Our Sons
- Too Little, Too Late
- It's Never Too Late: A Portrait of Buffy
- Monday Morning Pronouns
- Life After Manson
- Micki Dickoff at the Internet Movie Database
- Micki Dickoff wins distinguished UF alumnus award
- Article about "In the Blink of an Eye": Slewinski, Christy (1996-03-22). "Friends In A Life And Death Row Situation". NY Daily News. Retrieved 2012-06-21.
- New York Times Review of "Neshoba":http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/13/movies/13neshoba.html?_r=0
- Los Angeles Times Review of "Neshoba":http://articles.latimes.com/2010/sep/10/entertainment/la-et-neshoba-20100910
- Film Journal Review of "Neshoba":http://www.filmjournal.com/filmjournal/content_display/reviews/specialty-releases/e3i08c9076cee49da840d169865c1a63c95
- Website "Neshoba: The Price of Freedom" www.neshobafilm.net
- Website "The Legacy" www.thelegacyfilm.com