Dustin Richardson

Dustin Richardson

Stage 32 Moderator and Director of Web Media Services at the Burbank International Film Festival
Screenwriter, Editor and Film Festival Director

Dublin, California

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February 2022
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About Dustin

Dustin writes action/adventure screenplays that focus on fish-out-of-water characters. He is passionate about creating original stories that reflect society today and younger generations' perspectives while invoking discussion on what it means to be human and staying true to yourself. His screenplays have placed in several screenwriting contests, film festivals, and lists, including the Red List, Launch Pad, PAGE, and Final Draft's Big Break.

He is the Director of Web Media Services at the Burbank International Film Festival. BIFF continues to cultivate independent film to create, develop, discover, and celebrate extraordinary filmmaking from around the world. He loves helping, celebrating, and connecting with other filmmakers and writers on their journeys to their dreams.

He has an Associate of Science in Film, Television, and Electronic Media, a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Media Studies, and a Minor in Women's and Gender Studies from Sonoma State University.

He is the creator of Bad Reception, a YouTube Channel that focuses on raising awareness of an underrepresented neurological syndrome called Visual Snow, which has become quite successful in the VS community and works alongside the non-profit Visual Snow Initiative.

Dustin had the honor of working on Bumblebee (2018) and Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020).



  • Movie Times

    Movie Times Comedy In a not so distant future, the last standing misfit employees of a small, outdated movie theatre fight to keep traditional cinema alive when a new luxury theatre chain opens across the street.


  • Bill & Ted Face the Music

    Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020)
    Film by Orion Pictures / Dean Parisot Background Actor The ruler of the future tells best friends Bill and Ted they must compose a new song to save life as we know it. But instead of writing it, they decide to travel through time to steal it from their older selves. Meanwhile, their young daughters devise their own musical scheme to help their fathers bring harmony to the universe.

  • Bumblebee

    Bumblebee (2017)
    Film by Paramount Pictures / Travis Knight Background Actor On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee the Autobot seeks refuge in a junkyard in a small California beach town. Charlie, on the brink of turning 18 years old and trying to find her place in the world, soon discovers the battle-scarred and broken Bumblebee. When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns that this is no ordinary yellow Volkswagen.


  • Launch Pad Feature Competition 11th Annual (Top 50)

  • Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition (Quarter-Finalist)

  • Beverly Hills Film Festival® (Official Selection)

  • The Red List

  • Stage 32 Period Piece Screenwriting Contest (Semi-Finalist)

  • Final Draft - Big Break 2023 (Semi-Finalist)

  • PAGE International Screenwriting Awards (Quarter-Finalist)

  • Stage 32 TV Comedy Screenwriting Contest 2023 (Semi-Finalist)

  • ISA Fast Track Fellowship - (Second Round Selection)

  • Burbank International Film Festival (Finalist Nominee Best TV Pilot)

  • Burbank International Film Festival (Finalist Nominee Best Original Screenplay)


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