With backgrounds in film, photography, theater, special effects, compositing, and motion design, Philly’s first and only directing-duo Rick Sebeck and Stephen Gifford are true craftsmen in a digital world. With cameras in their hands and ink on their fingers, this clever pair love to dream big and think practically. Rick + Steve are best known for their melding of emotional character work, inventive hands-on film techniques, and immersive cinematic shooting style, usually with a dash of their tongue-in-cheek humor. Together they write and direct, shoot and edit, build sets and play with toys. It’s really that versatility that sets them apart; their ability to work without limitation and embrace challenges in order to inspire themselves into inventing new solutions. They bring their inspired indie-filmmaking style to commercial advertising for tv and web, brand films, documentaries, and animation. Their unique and powerful work has earned them shelves of shiny awards and a growing reputation as one of the most resourceful storytelling teams in the country.