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obert Ripley relishes the freedom that is inherently part of independent filmmaking and excels at realizing high production value with tight budgets by leveraging professional relationships and technology.
He brings rich and diverse personal experiences to bear in his work. In his “former life” he was a musician, having both performed and instructed, and those experiences were fundamental in shaping both his artistic and producing approach to storytelling for the screen.
PHILOSOPHY & APPROACH
As a filmmaker, Ripley fervently believes that the advent of technology and new business models have created opportunities for independent artists to garner a more substantial share of the market and retain creative control over their projects.
He grounds his working process in: collaboration, respectful communication, honoring the writer’s intention, and defining success through the achievement of clearly articulated artistic and financial objectives. To that end, he is committed to continually building a network of industry professionals who approach their work with similar values.
As a director, he strives to create a safe environment in which everyone on the artistic and production teams are inspired to contribute and take risks creating stories that engage audiences with images, ideas, characters and themes.
R.B. Ripley has worked in film development at Disney, Paramount and Cruise | Wagner and holds an MFA in Dramatic Writing from Carnegie Mellon’s School of Drama and a BFA in Music from the University of Houston’s Moores School of Music. He is a Pittsburgh native and has since lived and worked in Texas, Wyoming, Boston and New York. Ripley currently resides in Los Angeles with his partner of thirteen years and their two rescued pups.
Love on the Vines
Film Writer A young lawyer must work for 6 weeks on a vineyard in order to inherit it.
Film (Short, Crime, Drama and Mystery) Writer An ex-con trying to stay legit and a mysterious woman play a deadly game of cat and mouse that reveals a haunted past.
Beneath the Dark
Film (Mystery and Thriller) Producer Driving to a wedding in Los Angeles through the Mojave Desert, Paul and Adrienne pull off the highway and into Roy's Motel and Cafe. This roadside artifact proves to be a strange and surreal place with an unsettling mix of travelers, who force our couple to discover the secret hidden between. Written by Anonymous