As a director, Rudolph Herzog is best known for films such as THE AGENT on the Stasi double agent Werner Stiller who escaped East Germany and became a millionaire at Goldman Sachs, and LOST IN THE ARCTIC, a National Geographic/ZDF documentary on the mysterious death of polar explorer Roald Amundsen.

Rudolph Herzog‘s BBC / ARD documentary on humour in Hitler's Third Reich scored top audience ratings in Germany and his book DEAD FUNNY on the same subject was reviewed internationally, and named a book of the year by THE ATLANTIC.

His second book, the critically acclaimed SHORT HISTORY OF NUCLEAR FOLLY, was recently published in the U.K., the U.S. and Canada. A documentary by Rudolph Herzog based on the book was released in 2014.