Although born in Los Angeles, Richard was raised all over California from Sacramento, Orange County and even back to his birth city, Los Angeles. Richard recently graduated from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts with an emphasis in Sound and Directing. He is an award winning writer/director and sound designer. His most recent work, Retention, became an award-winning short film at several film festivals including: SoCal Independent, Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Fest, Hollywood Reel and Los Angeles Reel Independent film festivals. In his last year before graduating he began freelancing as a Production and Post-production sound engineer to explore the nuances of sound in both fiction and non-fiction storytelling. As a sound recordist he has worked on one independent narrative feature film and one independent feature documentary entitled The Heart of Dating, which explores the current dating culture in American society from multiple ages, genders, and relationship statuses. Aside from working on features, he has also worked on a variety of commercials, short films and advertisements. In his spare time Richard enjoys reading and writing, he is currently in the process of writing his first two narrative features.