Filmmaker Taylor Ri’chard has spent the last 10 years working in production in various roles including directing, writing and distribution for a host of films since his days as an intern at Urbanworld Films.
In 2001, Ri’chard worked as a production assistant on the Academy Award winning HBO documentary “Murder on a Sunday Morning”. From there he went to work as a producer for AOL Time Warner in New Orleans producing a television news magazine on WB/UPN TV called “Where’s the music?”. Ri’chard then moved his love for film and TV to Atlanta, GA where he continued to blaze the trail in the booming film community there. He started directing sketch comedy spoofs, and in 2009, Comcast Communications bought the rights to Ri’chard’s sketch of Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies”. The media giant placed the sketch on its on-demand parody channel in which it garnered a #1 rating.
Ri’chard is now at the helm of his own film production company, 3rd Fathom Entertainment, which is an Atlanta-based independent film production company created by Ri’chard and his producing partner Zachary Davis.
He graduated from Dillard University in New Orleans, LA where he received his BA in Communications and Film. In 2002, Red Dot Magazine (www.reddotmagazine.com), a New Orleans based publication, called Ri’chard one of the “important people to watch under 25.”
Ri’chard is currently in development on his next feature film, a psychological thriller titled, “Bête en Bois” (translated: Beast in Woods). “The Final Project” is Ri’chard’s first feature film, and he is proud that the film makes him one of the horror genre’s first and only African-American screenwriters and directors.