Richard’s nomadic film/tv storytelling career began directing Mad-Maxian personalities on Vegas Rat Rods and intimately capturing stories of drug addiction on Intervention. After nabbing a CSA Award in factual, this diverse range of experiences helped shape his acute attention to character-crafting and world-building when he hopped over to kids’ comedy to direct CBC Kids’ Does it Fart? and NBC Kids’ series, Terrific Trucks. After co-writing and directing the TV movie Terrific Trucks Save Christmas, starring Emma Hunter, he earned a 2017 Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Direction in a Family Program, but – plot twist – he lost to a preposterously large, talking yellow bird.
More recently, Richard’s creative appetite pushed him into primetime scripted comedy and dramatic thrillers. His first feature film was the indie festival darling Sideboob, a dramatic comedy exploring toxic masculinity through Toronto’s Burning Man dance scene. After winning Best Feature Awards at the 2019 Boomtown Film Fest and T.O. Indie Film fest, Breakthrough Entertainment purchased the flick for release on streaming services in spring 2020. Richard also directed, exec produced, and co-wrote the thriller web series, Damaged, which won Best Interactive Series at the 2019 Rockie Awards, was runner up for Best Web Series at the 2018 Los Angeles Film Awards and was picked up by T&E in October 2018.