Testimonials"Always mindful of budget and time constraints, Merle nevertheless produces compelling content of such high quality that you will be left with the strange feeling that she magically started working before the project was even conceptualized. Although her body of work speaks for itself, I am happy to speak to the fact that she's also a delightful person. Hire her with confidence."- Patrick Grady, MTV Networks
"Freakfilms, Inc. has the talent, tenacity and technical expertise to bring concepts vividly to life on-screen. I value our partnership and look forward to each opportunity we have to work together". - Brandon Jameson, Link Technologies
"Three words for Merle Becker? Creative (first and foremost), meticulous, and exceptionally skilled (okay, that's two words). She's a pleasure to work with!" - Julia Van Develder, Vassar College
"Beautiful work!"- Kim Wilson, The Fabulous Thunderbirds
2013: "American Artifact" selected "Best In Fest", Denver Design Fest
2010: Director Merle Becker put on Times Herald Record "Director Of The Year" list
2010: "American Artifact" chosen to be part of the permanent collection at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
2009: Audience Award, Documentary, Royal Flush Fest: "American Artifact"
2009: Official Selection, San Francisco DocFest: "American Artifact"
2010:Official Selection, Sonoma Intl. Film Fest: "American Artifact"
2009: NY State Council on the Arts film grant: "American Artifact"
2008: Finalist, "I Love NY" Short Film Competition: "Beacon Park"
2007: Official selection, Dead Center Film Festival: "Hollow Heart" music video
2007: Official selection, California Intl. Animation Festival: "Hollow Heart" music video
2007: Merle Becker selected by the Academy of TV Arts & Sciences to be a judge for the Emmy Awards
2005: Berkeley Video & Film Award of Excellence, Documentary: "Saving Newburgh"