Richard P. Alvarez – is a Texas based filmmaker who began his professional career as a television cameraman. He broadened his media experience by working as a newscaster and on-air announcer at a major market radio station, where he often wrote news and ad copy.
As a theatrical producer, he owned and operated a professional jousting troupe of more than a dozen men and horses. International Action Theatre toured the US for over a decade producing theatrical extravaganzas for theme parks, conventions and events. Richard has utilized his professional skills as a fight choreographer and stunt coordinator on various short and feature film projects.
Richard wrote, produced and starred in his first short film “Half Of Everything” which went on to win a Bronze Remi Award at WorldFest Houston Int. Film Festival.
His documentary “American Jouster” premiered at the Breckenridge Film Festival. It was the first film to examine modern day ‘knights’ who make their living on the road. It went on to garner awards and was screened on the PBS “Video I” series.
Richard’s feature scripts have won awards at festivals across the US, and regularly place him in the ‘top ten percent’ at Austin’s Film Festival. He has previously optioned five of his award winning feature scripts.
Richard is Co-Author of the graphic novel series “After Twilight”. This six-issue comic is based on the award winning short of the same name. The feature script for the series is in pre-production with Human Films. He maintains a working relationship as a staff writer with Nu-Classic Films in Houston, Texas.
Currently, Richard freelances as a Director, Writer and Videographer in the Houston/Galveston and Corpus Christi Area. He enjoys working on issue documentaries, short films and doing occasional voice-over work for commercials.
Epsilon Echo Budget: $100K - $1M | Sci-fi ⋄ Thriller When a house-bound Astronomer discovers the echoes of past transmissions, she hadn't counted on uncovering secret government codes, or just how desperate the modern surveillance state would be to prevent their discovery. As members of her social group are attack or killed, she must survive a final confrontation and betrayal to make it out of her house alive. The past is never where we left it.CONTAINED THRILLER
Walking Wounded Budget: $1M - $5M | Thriller ⋄ Drama When a disabled vet picks up a young mother and daughter late one night, he opens the door to more than a pair of disturbed hitchhikers; he picks up their sordid past as well. No good deed goes unpunished as the dark secrets of the past catch up to the present in a perfect storm of clashing psyches on a cold Texas night. "All things truly wicked, start from an innocence" - Hemingway [
DON Q Budget: $5M - $10M | Action ⋄ Thriller A bizarre accident sends a middle-aged jouster into a fantasy world, where he struggles against imaginary foes on the streets of San Francisco. Assisted by his teen-aged squire he confronts the demons in his past as well as those of the present in a modern day retelling of the Don Quixote tale.
PALISADES Budget: $10M - $30M | Action ⋄ Western A Civil War cavalry veteran reluctantly agrees to engage in a series of staged gunfights in a dying western town. The charade to bring in tourists turns deadly when the Army arrives, and our veteran risks losing his lady to the dashing young Cavalry officer. He and the Shoshone must join forces to bring the Army in on the plan. A final duel at high noon will determine the towns fate. Will the blood be real this time?
Chaos Chained Budget: $100K - $1M | Sci-fi ⋄ Thriller In the near future, execution is outlawed and mass murderers are kept in isolation at a desert prison. An idealistic young prison guard watches over the Chaos Killer. As protocol begins to break down, she fights to discover if they have the right prisoner, and to prevent the death of untold innocents, including her own wife and daughter.
Crime After Crime
Film Camera and Electrical Department
Film Camera and Electrical Department
Film (Sci-Fi and Thriller) Writer - Fight Director - Actor
Documentary by Pierrot Productions (Documentary) Producer - Writer - Editor
Half of Everything
Video by Pierrot Productions Actor - Writer - Producer
Silver Remi - Worldfest Houston - "Chaos Chained" - SciFi Script
Semi Finalist - Austin Screenplay Awards - "Don Q" -Drama/Thriller
Winner "Wild Card Award" - The Wild Bunch Film Fest - "Palisades" - Western Script
Gold Remi - Worldfest Houston - "Palisades" - Western Script
Finalist - ScreenCraft Public Domain Script Contest - "Palisades" - True Story Script
Semi Finalist - 23 Annual FADE IN Thriller Competition - "Epsilon Echo"
Finalist - Lonely Seal Screenwriting Comp - "Epsilon Echo' - Script
Gold Remi - Worldfest Houston - "The Man in the Linen Sheet" - Spiritual Sci/Fi
Semi Finalist - Emerging Screenwriters - Historical - "Palisades"
Official Selection - Action on Film Screenplay Competition - "Champions"-SciFi Thriller
Finalist - Artemis Women in Action Film Fest- "Epsilon Echo" - Thriller
Quarterfinalist - ScreenCraft China/Hollywood Fellowship - "Knight's Bridge" - Fantasy
Platinum Remi - Worldfest Houston - "Epsilon Echo" - Thriller Script
Top Finalist - Ultimate Thriller Screenplay Competition- "Epsilon Echo"
Second Rounder - Austin Film Festival - "Chaos Chained" - SciFi/Thriller
Second Rounder - Austin Film Festival - "One Shot" - Short Thriller
Second Rounder - Austin Film Festival - "Christmas Closet" - Family
Silver Remi - Worldfest Houston - "Walking Wounded" - Thriller
Second Rounder - Austin Film Festival - "Walking Wounded" - Thriller
Official Selection - EQUUS Film Festival - Documentary "American Jouster" - Producer/Director/Writer
Top TEN Finalist - CineQuest Screenplay Competition - "Don Q"
Semi Finalist - BlueCat Fellini - "Don Q" - Drama/Thriller
Second Rounder - Austin Film Festival - "Don Q" - Drama/Thriller
Official Finalist - Yosemite Film Festival - Screenplay - "Don Q" -Drama/Thriller
Platinum Remi - Worldfest Houston - "Christmas Closet" - Family
Official Selection - Iowa City Film Fest - Documentary "American Jouster" - Producer/Director/Writer