A storyteller and creative to the core, Richard is driven by a curiosity for a deeper knowledge of the human experience and concern for those around him.
From the award-winning Freedmen’s Bureau documentary series featuring Gladys Knight and a who’s who list of recognizable religious, publishing, and academic leaders; to the public awareness, advocacy, and short-form documentary “The Village”; to high-profile commercial projects for brands like ATT, Nikon, Verizon, and Botox, Richard continuously crafts meticulous productions and meaningful stories that connect person-to-person.
Richard has an innate ability to, in his words, “look under the hood,” as he engages with all he works with in directing, photographing, and producing thoughtful and well-executed works. In him, an openness and regard for the value of others, decades of experience managing a broad range of departments, hands-on expertise in almost every detail of the filmmaking, photography, and design processes, a keen eye for honoring the spirit of a story, and through that, the ability to quickly, and cost-effectively, adapt to any situation.
Partnered with his wife, daughter, and two dysfunctional dogs, and with over 35 years of domestic and global commissions in his portfolio, Richard grounds the c47 family as he continues to hone the perspectives that drive him as a storyteller, filmmaker, photographer, producer, artist, and human.
CORE COMPETENCIES: Filmmaking, Still Photography, Audio Production, Performance Direction, Creative Direction, Casting, Story Development, Pitch, Digital Strategy, Team Management, Pre-Production, Production, Post Production, Above-the-Line, and Below-the-Line Management/Cost Control.