Hoyt Richards

Hoyt Richards

TORTOISE ENTERTAINMENT
Acting Teacher, Actor, Author, Content Creator, Creative Executive, Filmmaker, Screenwriter and Story Analyst

Los Angeles, California

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About Hoyt

Hoyt Richards – Award winning Actor, Writer and Producer. Co-founder and Executive of Tortoise Entertainment

Originally from Main Line outside Philadelphia, PA, Hoyt was a scholar-athlete who graduated from Princeton with a BA in Economics where he also played football. In his early career Hoyt worked as a fashion model for Ford and Wihelmina Models and is considered by many to be the world’s first male supermodel. Over his fifteen-year career, Hoyt was the face of numerous campaigns for the industry’s top designers and he appeared in over three hundred commercials. In 2000, he moved to Los Angeles, where he began working as an actor and now has over twenty-five films to his credit. Expanding his skill set to include directing, screenwriting and producing, Hoyt created his own production company, Tortoise Entertainment in 2010. With Tortoise, Hoyt has produced two feature films: Dumbbells, a buddy comedy set in a gym, and Intersection, a romantic thriller. So far, these films have won over a hundred and seventy-five awards combined on the festival circuit over the last year. Hoyt has won multiple awards for Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Screenplay.

Unique traits: Team building, extensive background in cultic and abusive relationships and the subsequent recovery process from such events.

Credits

  • Doe

    Doe (2018)
    Film (Thriller) Actor When John Hutton mysteriously awakens with no recollection of his past, yet with the ability to speak dozens of languages fluently, he decides to start a new life. Years later, he is sent tumbling down the proverbial rabbit hole after meeting another man that shares a similar condition and learning that there are several more individuals like him, all amnesiacs with extraordinary abilities. With the help of a private detective, John races against time before his past can rise up to destroy himself and his family. Written by Lexicon Entertainment

  • Waterlily Jaguar

    Waterlily Jaguar (2018)
    Film (Drama) Actor Bob, a famous novelist, seeks to write a more serious book, only to find himself tumbling down a spiral of obsession that may leave his most important relationships in shambles, including his marriage.

  • Processing Station

    Processing Station (2017)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Actor When an optimistic man gets run over and dies, he awakens to find the afterlife is run like the DMV. More than that, he's told religion was all real, and a test will determine if he goes to heaven or hell.

  • The Faceless Man

    The Faceless Man (2017)
    Film (Short, Comedy, Drama and Fantasy) Actor An offbeat fable about a disillusioned man who discovers his face has transformed into a mirror and must venture out into the world to reclaim his identity.

  • Twenty Words

    Twenty Words (2016)
    Film (Short, Drama and Romance) Actor Having always lived for other people, Kate Hamilton struggles to find balance between fantasy and reality. Kate discovers what she really wants when she lets go of her fantasies and starts living life on her own terms.

  • French Movie

    French Movie (2016)
    Film (Comedy) Actor A film director, while being filmed for a documentary about himself, goes to Paris in September 2015 and starts to lose his mind. Or is he? He starts to realize he is in a French New Wave Godardian universe, in a city called Betaville. Betaville is unmistakably a doppelganger for Paris. His wife arrives but he does not recognize her. Convinced he is being pursued by assassins and terrorists for Kafkaesque reasons unknown, he runs around iconic locations trying to find answers. Reality intrudes with real terrorism in Betaville, shattering the director's fantasies. This is a comedy thriller about existentialism, French cinema, sexual passions, oysters and snails.

  • Facebook Live with Ford & Vida

    Facebook Live with Ford & Vida (2016)
    Television (Talk-Show) Actor Each week, celebrated actor/director Ford Austin and outspoken actor/journalist Vida Ghaffari talk LIVE about pop culture and world events. Frequently they have a very high profile celebrity friend over to talk about their projects.

  • Palladium Enterprises

    Palladium Enterprises (2016)
    Video (Short and Drama) Actor A first person interactive film that challenges CEO Taylor Bishop on the first day on on the job.

  • Intersection

    Intersection (2015)
    Film by Tortoise Entertainment (Crime, Romance, Thriller and Film-Noir) Actor, Producer COBB MILLS, a former philosophy professor arrives in a small, dusty town to fulfill his yearly visit to the site of his daughter's tragic car accident. Upon his arrival, he discovers that his daughter memorial marker has been colorfully decorated by a striking, young woman name NASH. The two strike up a friendship which quickly becomes a passionate romance. As this new budding relationship begins to grow roots, darkness descends. Nash's tyrannical ex-husband arrives in town demanding that she return his life savings, which she took when she left him five years ago. With the chance at happiness once again, Cobb delves head first into Nash's dark past in the hopes of saving her and his new found happiness.

  • Don't Let Them In

    Don't Let Them In (2015)
    Film (Short and Horror) Actor Dan Metzger, a struggling author, consumed with the urban legend of the Black Eyed Kids, fears his obsession has led their evil to his door.

  • Fated

    Fated (2015)
    Film (Short, Comedy, Drama and Romance) Actor Unbeknownst to us, each person's destiny is controlled by an employee of the Fate Management Agency. To save his job, low-level agent Joe must take drastic action and confront his hopeless client face-to-face - on Earth.

  • The Sound of Spying

    The Sound of Spying (2014)
    Film (Musical) Actor Lord Steinway, famed TV creator, is making a film about the Cold War. Unable to find sufficient funding, he turns it into a musical. Inadvertently he stumbles upon two of the Cold War's great secrets. He is tortured and finally killed by unknown assassins. He goes to Heaven where an appointed angel explains they must together go through all the film he has shot to find his killer. Written by Philippe Mora

  • Dumbbells

    Dumbbells (2014)
    Film by Tortoise Entertainment (Comedy) Actor, Writer, Producer A buddy comedy set in a struggling fitness club where mayhem ensues when a new owner arrives with the grand scheme to save the gym by turning it into a reality show.

  • Topaz

    Topaz (2013)
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  • Continuity

    Continuity (2012)
    Film (Thriller) Actor A spy agency trys to prove that God exists so that Communism can be destroyed absolutely. Agent "Peter Lorre" trains remote viewers for the mission, but has cosmic problems when he tries time-travel himself.

  • Action News 5

    Action News 5 (2011)
    Film (Comedy) Actor A team of stoner misfits must learn to be professional field news reporters with the help of an old-timer as they face layoffs from an dishonest executive.

  • Showgirls 2: Penny's from Heaven

    Showgirls 2: Penny's from Heaven (2011)
    Film (Comedy, Drama and Thriller) Actor Las Vegas stripper, Penny Slot (Rena Riffel), sets out on an adventure to become the star dancer on a dance television show. With stars in her eyes, she tries to find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow but instead finds danger in a town more wicked than Sin City. Romance then leads her down a path towards her dream of stardom, fame, and fortune. But danger lurks at every twist and turn while Penny Slot becomes lured by a dangerous love triangle full of temptation and seduction. Penny's longtime fiancé/boyfriend, James "Jimmy" Smith ('Glenn Plummer') warns her that she needs formal technique training if she wants to be taken seriously as a real dancer, so Penny heeds his advice and sets out to take ballet classes and practices her pique turns. But, she must pay the price. And there is a price to pay for success, sacrifices to be made at every imaginable level, and it all comes down to... How bad do you want it? Written by Film Company

  • The Gertrude Stein Mystery or Some Like It Art

    The Gertrude Stein Mystery or Some Like It Art (2010)
    Film (Biography, Comedy, History and Mystery) Actor Gertrude Stein lived on into the 21st Century, changing history throughout her life in incredible secret missions.

  • The Disciple

    The Disciple (2010)
    Film (Biography, Drama and History) Actor From a non-mythical perspective, The Disciple presents with high production value, the life of Jesus from a daring new angle, a human, without divinity, fallible and worrying disciple of God and the People on very real ground.

  • Taxi Dance

    Taxi Dance (2009)
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  • American High School

    American High School (2009)
    Video (Comedy) Actor "American High School," a romantic comedy, is centered on two people who marry young and contend with the consequences of "bad" actions. Moreover, it is a story about a young, frightened girl, Gwen Adams who tries to break away from her father, find peace with her husband, and find peace within. In a world that expects everything from her, being herself was the last thing on her mind. When pushed to the breaking point, she discovers her own self-worth. But is it too late? Written by MyDesert

  • Dog Tags

    Dog Tags (2008)
    Film (Drama) Actor Abandoned by his father and raised by a single mother, Nate Merritt joins the Marines to support his soon-to-be fiancée. While on leave in Palm Springs, Nate meets a seemingly free spirited young gay man, who leads him on a path of discovery--and to the surprising identity of the father he never knew. Written by From Yahoo Movies

  • When Night Falls

    When Night Falls (2007)
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  • CSI: Miami

    CSI: Miami (2007)
    Television (Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery and 1 More) Actor Horatio Caine, a former homicide detective, heads a group of investigators who work crimes amid the steamy, tropical surroundings and cultural crossroads of Miami. His team includes Calleigh Duquesne, a bilingual Southern beauty with a specialty in ballistics; Tim Speedle, a cocky yet disarming investigator who is well connected on the street, and Eric Delko, an underwater recovery expert who knows all the twists and turns of the Florida waterways. Rounding out the team is Alexx Woods, the no-nonsense, know-it-all coroner. And, after Speedle is killed in Action, Former Patrolman Ryan Wolfe joins the team. Together, these investigators collect and analyze the evidence to solve the crimes and to vindicate those who often cannot speak for themselves -- the victims. Written by Anonymous

  • Futbaal: The Price of Dreams

    Futbaal: The Price of Dreams (2007)
    Film (Sport) Actor When the Iranian National Soccer team comes to America to play the U.S. team, BABAK is their captain. He is the young, handsome face of the team with the quick moves of a lightweight boxer. Simply stated, he is the star. Babak's older brother MOURAD (once a fine player in his own right - but never having the talent of Babak) is attached to the team as they tour the States - perhaps only to handle his brother. The two are very close, but differ ideologically in that Mourad is much more fundamental. The story begins with the Iranian team playing the U.S. squad in Los Angeles. We learn that Babak had been approached months earlier in Iran about possibly staying in the U.S. to play for the local professional team. Babak receives a one million dollar signing bonus to join the Los Angeles Vipers pro team just prior to the end of their regular season and help their chances in the playoffs. Mourad is incensed by his brother's decision and attempts to explain that Babak is compromising his ... Written by Jay Azimzadeh

  • Transgressions

    Transgressions (2006)
    Film (Short, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Actor "A Clockwork Orange" meets "Pleasantville" in this sci-fi short set against the backdrop of a dystopian society that idolizes celebrity assassins called Agents. Carl Phillips dreams of giving his young son a 'better' life by sending him to Agent Training Camp. His wife, Sophie, doesn't share the same dream and does the unthinkable to save her son from a life of murder. Written by Antonio DaSilva

  • Black Tie Nights

    Black Tie Nights (2004)
    Television (Drama and Romance) Actor Two friends Cooper Snow and Olivia Hartley start a dating service called Black Tie Nights. After two years, Olivia is still mourning the death of her husband. The man crazy writer, Cooper is determined to get her through it. Needing a little help in the office, they hire Ryan Lundy a former disgruntled client. The trio end up creating a vibrant business. In season two, Olivia and Cooper hand the business completely over to Ryan and move to Europe. Over-run with calls, Ryan enlists the help of former client Candi Hicks. The two continue to run the dating service. As the business thrives, Ryan and Candi get closer. Written by Axe Pagode

  • High Art, Low Life

    High Art, Low Life (2004)
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  • Get Money

    Get Money (2003)
    Video (Action, Comedy, Crime and Drama) Actor Two men meet when they unwittingly chance upon robbing the same bank at the same time in the gritty urban heart of Oakland California. The race for freedom and survival ensues, with two crack detectives hot on their tails.

  • Rouge

    Rouge (2003)
    Film (Short and Drama) Actor A woman goes to dinner and is confronted by the ghost of her unborn son in the form of a waiter.

  • Three Sisters

    Three Sisters (2002)
    Television (Comedy) Actor A man married his long-term girlfriend only to have her two sisters move in with them after the wedding ceremony for their own personal reasons.

  • The Annihilation of Fish

    The Annihilation of Fish (1999)
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  • Hit and Runway

    Hit and Runway (1999)
    Film (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Actor Alex Andero feels stuck washing dishes in his family's trattoria in New York City. He wants to write screenplays, and he has a great idea. Trouble is, he's not much with a typewriter; so, when his cousin calls and says a producer likes the idea and wants a script, Alex swallows his homophobia and asks for help from Elliot Springer, a talented writer who's an insecure, gay, Jewish nebbish. Elliot doesn't want the job, but Alex sets him up with Joey, a good-looking actor who works in the cafe. Elliot and Joey are soon getting it on, the script is slowly emerging, and Alex is discovering the beauty of Gwen, a woman in his writing class. Then, ego and greed threaten the partnership. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

  • Distress Signals

    Distress Signals (1998)
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  • Six Days Seven Nights

    Six Days Seven Nights (1998)
    Film (Action, Adventure, Comedy and Romance) Actor Taking a romantic tropical island week off with her boyfriend, an ambitious, decisive New York girl agrees to help her magazine out by covering a story on a neighboring island. The only plane available is piloted by a laid-back heavy drinker with whom she shares a mutual dislike. But she has no choice and he can't refuse the money. When the plane crash-lands on an uninhabited island with little chance of rescue they both wish they had made other arrangements - at least to start with. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

  • The Mangled

    The Mangled
    Film (Horror and Thriller) Actor The Mangled tells the bloody tale of a simple farming family who is preparing to celebrate a 25th anniversary on a rainy night in southern Texas. When four twenty-somethings come pounding on their door desperate for help. One of them seriously injured. But as the night goes on, we find out the Bates have secrets of their own. Written by Lawrence Nelson II

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