Richard has been working in independent films for almost ten years now learning every aspect of filmmaking. Graduating from the prominent film school, Columbia College Chicago, in 1996, he went on to write, produce, edit, and direct the action thriller Drop Off (1997). His drive and passion caught the attention of cult actor Reggie Bannister, known worldwide as the lead in the popular Phantasm films, who instantly signed on. Richard has also produced several short films which have been screened to good response at many of Chicago's film festivals and was Technical Director for two years at the successful monthly film festival Chicago Community Cinema. Having worked as a professional editor for several years, he recently completed a project for the Smithsonian Institute which is part of their Triceratops exhibit in Washington DC and is seen daily by hundreds of people. Aside from writing, directing, and producing several short films, Richard has also written several full-length screenplays in a variety of different genres. Presently he is Vice-President of Walking Shadows Productions, Inc., is producing the feature film, 'William Shakespeare's Macbeth', which he also co-adapted, and has been President of his own production company, Widescreen Films Productions, since 1996.
To Catch a Priest
Film (short) by Richard Diaz (Drama) Editor, Director, Cinematographer What can a man do when he knows the reason his only son committed suicide but can't prove it? Thinking outside (or in this case inside) the box just may be the place to find answers.
Nose Hair & Peanuts
Film (short) by Richard Diaz (Comedy and Drama) Editor, Director, Cinematographer, Producer "Nose Hair & Peanuts" is the story of a faithful husband with a loving wife and special needs child who starts a new job at a struggling advertising agency. When traveling out of town on business, will he succumb to temptation when he ends up in a hotel room with a beautiful woman? Written by Mike Pusateri
Film (short) by Richard Diaz (Comedy and Crime) Editor, Director, Cinematographer, Sound department, Visual effects, Camera and Electrical Department, Production manager What can a man do when he knows the reason his only son committed suicide but can't prove it? Thinking outside (or in this case inside) the box just may be the place to find answers. Written by Stephen Bastien
Film (short) by Stephen Bastien (Comedy, Crime, Mystery and Thriller) Editor, Director, Cinematographer, Sound department Two cops play good cop/bad cop to get a professor to confess to a crime they are not certain he committed. The cops need the confession to make their end of the month bonus. They plant a joint, smoke it and use the professor's new mind control technique to try to get him to confess. Written by Anonymous
Film by Richard Diaz (Horror) Editor, Director, Cinematographer, Producer, Writer, Actor George is a video editor that starts to get visions through his TV of people getting murdered by a mysterious killer. As the visions become clearer and more intense he seeks help from his friend Jay and girlfriend Danielle and Detective Sam Blaine. The killer is not just any killer but one that has returned to murder people who will one day become soldiers in the war against good and evil. But he must kill them before they become aware. George has become aware early and is the only one that can stop him. Written by Richard Diaz
Film by Kirk Sanders (Drama) Editor, Producer Broken Echoes is the dramatic story of a young married couple dealing with tragedy, and it's resulting effects on their marriage. This film is a character study on the differences between men and women dealing with crisis, presented in an experimental, non-linear narrative. Written by Anonymous
Film by Richard Diaz (Action and Crime) Editor, Director, Producer, Writer