An entrepreneur, writer, producer, actor, teacher and mentor who began his collegiate studies in Architecture but later graduated with a B.A. in Philosophy and Film.
As a dot com entrepreneur in the 90’s, Rich developed a niche in youth/college marketing, where he worked on several national campaigns including The Blair Witch Project and Happy Texas. After a brief stint in politics, Rich turned his focus to film production and in 2005 launched Film4Change, a non-profit dedicated to bringing story, laughter and artistic resources together. He is the director of Film4Change and the AMFM Festival.
Rich has produced films with luminary actors such as Michael Madsen, John Diehl and Giancarlo Esposito. Terrible Angels, starring Michael Madsen, was sold at Le Marche du Film during the Cannes Film Festival and released in the fall of 2012.
Above all, Rich is proud to be a mentor to young filmmakers and to help make their dreams come true. He has taught courses in film production, screenwriting and entrepreneurship for artists. He is on faculty at Ecosa Institute in Prescott, AZ and teaches screenwriting at Santa Fe University of Art and Design. Rich’s IMDB profile