I am originally from Cuba and grew up in Miami. I attended New World School of the Arts in Miami where I received formal training as a guitarist and composer. I moved to New York City in 2003 and began working primarily as a freelance session guitarist. I ended up playing with many incredible artists like Lauryn Hill and Paquito D'Rivera as well as the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra.
Throughout this time I cultivated my interests in audio engineering and music production. I have always composed music as far back as I can remember but I did not officially work on my first short until 2012. From there forward I knew that I wanted to focus on my career as a film composer and not just as a guitarist.
I have currently scored 7 short films. Some of which are still in post.
Name: Richard Padrón
Lives in: New York City, New York
Occupation: Music Composer
Unique traits: Versatility and originality. Professionalism and timeliness.
Film by James P. Rees (Short and Drama) Composer A young woman in prison for manslaughter is involved in a pen-pal relationship with a young man, who's fiancée has been murdered. Both are in search of peace and redemption, but must let go of their pasts, together, for better or worse.
Film by Melissa V. Murray (Short, Drama and Romance) Composer A passionate yet tumultuous affair with an older woman changes a young woman's perspective on love and sexuality.
Film by J. Miguel Munguia (Short and Drama) Composer
Film by Violeta Barca-Fontana (Short and Drama) Music department Lily, an old artist, while she paints what is probably her last and best picture, reflects on what it means to be an artist. When she realizes that she is missing a color to finish her work, and seeing that she has no money, she makes a drastic decision. Written by Violeta Barca-Fontana