Micki Dickoff is a writer, director, and producer of social justice 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 prestigious Humanitas Prize and selected to participate in the American Documentary Showcase in Kenya, Africa. Dickoff's new film, The Legacy focuses on generational poverty and children at risk. Shot over more than two decades, the film tells the story of three generations of an African American family trying to break the cycle of poverty, prison, drugs and injustice.
Dickoff was raised and educated in New York and Florida and received her master's degree from the University of Florida where she was honored as an Alumna of Distinction and an Alumna of Outstanding Achievement. After graduate school, she moved to Boston and taught filmmaking at Grahm Junior College and Emerson College for 13 years. After winning an Emmy Award for her AIDS documentary Too Little, Too Late, she went to Los Angeles to make dramatic films about AIDS and other social issues. Dickoff was selected for the Directing Workshop for Women at the American Film Institute where she developed her multi-award winning AIDS drama, Mother, Mother. The film 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, Jeffery Dean Morgan and Denise Richards. Dickoff directed and produced Bush's Deadly Ambition, a news feature for British television about the execution of Gary Graham (Shaka Sankofa) and presidential politics. Dickoff produced Life After Manson: The Untold Story of Patricia Krenwinkel, a cautionary tale about what led Manson follower Patricia Krenwinkel to participate in the notorious murders. The short documentary premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City.
Dickoff heads Pro Bono Productions where she continues to develop and produce documentary and narrative films about social justice.
- 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 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