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Produced, written or directed by Ric Bienstock under the Associated Producers banner. These films form part of the AP library.
Produced by Good Soup Productions and various.
Additional Production Credits under the Associated Producers banner:
THE RESURRECTION TOMB (THE JESUS DISCOVERY) • Supervising Producer
60 minutes • Documentary • Produced in association with: Discovery Channel US, Vision TV • Production year: 2012
This film begins where “The Lost Tomb of Jesus” left off. Following several lines of enquiry including DNA, statistics, chemistry and archaeology, filmmaker Simcha Jacobovici investigates questions raised in the original film. Will this new investigation and archaeological excavation support or undermine the hypothesis that Jesus and his family were buried in the Talpiot tomb?
FINDING ATLANTIS • Executive Producer
60 minutes • Documentary • Produced in association with: National Geographic U.S., National Geographic International and Discovery Channel Canada • Production year: 2011
Atlantis. The name echoes through the ages like a magic spell. Did it really exist? Where is it? Are there any remaining artifacts that can tell us what it was really like? Who were the Atlanteans? Is it all myth, or is it historical fact?
BEASTS OF THE BIBLE • Producer
90 minutes • Documentary • Produced in association with: Animal Planet U.S. and Vision TV • Production year: 2010
The Bible is full of strange and fantastic creatures. Legendary and horrific beasts like the Behemoth and Leviathan have captivated our imagination for centuries - did they really exist, can they be found today or are they just myth?
SCIENCE OF THE SOUL • Producer
70 and 90 minutes • Documentary • Produced in association with: Vision TV and History Television • Production year: 2009/2010
From robotics to near death experiences, from attempts to achieve altered states of consciousness in the jungles of Peru to an exploration of infant state of mind, Science of the Soul explores the cutting-edge of consciousness related science to determine whether we are about to experience a new step in human evolution or the death of the human soul.
BIBLICAL CONSPIRACIES • Production Supervisor
4 x 60 minutes • Documentary Series • Produced in association with: Discovery Science, Vision TV • Production year: 2014
For thousands of years, alternative truths have been hiding in plain sight, locked away with secret codes and symbols whose meanings were known only to the initiated…until now.
THE NAKED ARCHAEOLOGIST • Executive in Charge of Production
65 x 30 minutes • Documentary Series • Produced in association with: Vision TV and History International • Production year: 2010
Featuring amateur archaeologist, enthusiast and multi-award winning investigative filmmaker, Simcha Jacobovici, THE NAKED ARCHAEOLOGIST is an irreverent, entertaining and eye-opening journey into the fascinating archaeology of the ancient world. Along the way, new discoveries are made, lost treasures revealed, and ancient mysteries uncovered.
LIVING IN THE TIME OF JESUS • Executive Producer
3 x 60 minutes • Documentary Series • Produced in association with: National Geographic U.S. and Vision TV • Production year: 2010
Living in the Time of Jesus is an entertaining and engaging 3 x 1 hour limited series that transports viewers back in time to witness life during the first century. It is a “people’s history”, set in first century Judea, that looks past the iconic events of the Christian Bible, e.g. the crucifixion, and focuses on the day-to-day life of ordinary people.
LOST FACES OF THE BIBLE • Producer
4 x 60 minutes • Documentary Series • Produced in association with: National Geographic Channel, Vision TV • Production year: 2013
Lost Faces of the Bible (aka Biblical Forensics: Real Faces of the Bible ) follows a team of forensic investigators as they use 21st century science to solve ancient mysteries. In each episode the team use the latest in forensic tools and technologies to reconstruct the life - and the face - of an individual who lived thousands of years ago. In the process we discover extraordinary details about the lives of some of the Bible's best-known figures.
SECRETS OF CHRISTIANITY (DECODING THE ANCIENTS) • Executive in Charge of Production
6 x 1 hour • Documentary Series • Produced in association with: History Television Canada and The History Channel US • Production year: 2010
Examining the fact and fiction behind the birth of Christianity.
YUMMY MUMMY • Head of Production
26 x 30 minutes • Documentary Series • Produced in association with: Life Network and Discovery Health Channel U.S. • Production year: 2005
Host Erica Ehm investigates the joys and challenges of being a modern day parent by inviting experts, celebrities and parents to share their knowledge and experiences.
THE EXODUS DECODED • Head of Production
90 minutes • Documentary • Produced in association with: The History Channel US and Discovery Channel Canada • Production year: 2005
Co-hosted by James Cameron and Simcha Jacobovici, The Exodus Decoded is a unique two-hour television event that breaks new ground in both Biblical scholarship and the use of computer graphics. Using “investigative archaeology” the hosts uncover never before seen evidence that support the Biblical tale of the Exodus.
CHARGING THE RHINO • Executive Producer
60 minutes • Documentary • Produced in association with: Vision TV and Historia • Production year: 2007
Charging the Rhino explores the devastating history of fascism and communism in Romania and the life-altering affect it had on the psyche of those who endured Romania’s unimaginable.