INTO THE WILDERNESS
A photographer, cinematographer, writer, and filmmaker. Richard holds degrees from UCLA film program and American Film Institute (MA Cinematography). He began his work in professional film with veteran movie producers ROBERT CHARTOFF & IRWIN WINKLER. He was involved in the script-to-screen process on ROUND MIDNIGHT, BETRAYED, and THE MUSIC BOX, with European film directors Bertrand Tavernier and Costa Gavras. He also worked on ROCKY IV and Martin Scorsese's GOODFELLAS. He completed his internship at AFI with Clint Eastwood's Academy Award winning DP, Jack Green, on THE ROOKIE. He also served as animation manager for Ralph Bakshi on COOL WORLD for PARAMOUNT PICTURES. He has shot feature films, short films, commercials, PSA's (Public Service Announcements), industrial, and documentaries for many companies including DREAMWORKS SKG. As principle partner of New Film Group, LLC Richard produced and shot MY DAD’S GARAGE (a PBS-oriented children’s puppet educational series), the HOTHEADZ (a YOUTUBE comedy series), MACMILLAN’S HAUNTED HISTORIES (children’s animated series), and the animated feature film and TV series concept, THE FUMPPITS, with HANNA-BARBERA artist, Bob Singer and Ev Stanton / J.H. Everett (2012-2017). He created concept packages for PBS, DISCOVERY CHANNEL, MACMILLAN, SCHOLASTIC, and STOOPID BUDDIES Productions (with the help of MUPPETS veterans BJ Guyer and Thom Stanley). Richard, his wife, Dharma, and son, Keanan, live with their dog Bali in the San Diego area of southern California.