Richard B. Pierre was born in Oakland, California immigrating to Toronto at the age of nine. He is a writer, producer and director with a goal of telling stories that depict the lives of diverse individuals and their cultures while making films that are deeply personal.
A graduate of Ryerson University's film program, Richard’s professional experience ranges from writing, shooting, editing and directing. Richard’s first feature-length screenplay 'Crooked' was selected as a quarter-finalist for the 2009 Nicholl Fellowship, sponsored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
In 2011 he received the Naish McHugh Award for Emerging Filmmaker at the Toronto Urban Film Festival. His first dramatic 35 mm short film ‘The Toboggan,’ funded by the Ontario Arts Council, premiered at the 2011 Chicago International Children’s Film Festival. In 2012 his first interactive short film ‘Far From The Heart’ was nominated for a Golden Sheaf Award and he was named a ReelWorld Film Festival 2012 Emerging 20 Filmmaker. He received the 2015 Curtíssima Award for Best Short Under Five Minutes for his film ’The Toboggan.’ His first documentary 'What Are You?' was the Third Place Winner at Los Angeles CineFest 2020. His latest project “An Uninvited Guest” funded by the Ontario Arts Council, world premiered at the 2020 San Diego Black Film Festival.
Unique traits: Does sarcasm count?
The Racist Neighbour
Film (Short, Comedy and Drama) Director When a woman is interrogated by her nosy neighbor she commiserates with a friend about racial undertones. But as events unravel who the racist is becomes far less certain.
Film (Short and Comedy) Director When a grieving sister holds a funeral for her estranged brother, it's a good thing the church has some professional grievers on stand-by.
Film (Short, Comedy and Romance) Director A man with a squeaky shoe quickly becomes an outcast and must do everything his power to fix the problem which he does with unexpected results.
Regent Park Film Festival 2012 Official Trailer
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Film (Short, Comedy and Romance) Director A couple on a blind date uncover some uncomfortable truths about themselves they had not originally bargained for.
A Quiet Romp in the Park
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The Cookie Racket
Film (Short and Comedy) Director A 6-year-old girl goes door-to-door selling cookies, but that's not what she's really after.
Film (Short, Drama and Family) Director A shy, ten year-old boy goes to a toboggan hill in search of fun instead he finds a bully, but with the help of a considerate girl he finds a little bit of hope and a new friend.
Far from the Heart
Film (Short and Drama) Director A 15-year-old girl finds herself first tormented by her controlling boyfriend, abandoned by her best friend, and then raped by the guy who seemed to want to help her. Who can help her? Will you? An interactive online film for youth.
Film (Short, Drama and Romance) Director A heartbroken man's changing perspective on life.
Never Talk to Strangers
Film (Short, Comedy and Romance) Director A short comedic film about what happens when friendly flirtation goes wrong.
Film (Short, Comedy, Drama and Romance) Director A short comedic film about how one little girl dispels the idealized view of love and marriage.
Film (Crime, Mystery and Thriller) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Tired of the daily grind, meek office drone Paul Keswick decides to try a new look. Almost immediately, his life takes a turn for the unexpected as he is routinely mistaken for literary rock star David Hawk. Initially intoxicated by the attention, his experience soon turns to horror after a chance encounter with the man he pretends to be and the dead woman he is suspected of murdering. Can Paul Keswick prove his true identity in time, and is everything really what it appears to be? Written by Anonymous
King of Clubs
Film (Short and Comedy) Cinematographer While escorting her meek husband on a business trip, a covert agent discovers that a nefarious rival agent is staying at the same hotel. What is a girl to do?