RICHARD BAKEWELL, a Painesville, Ohio native, has had a passion for filmmaking since his early years. Having received a degree in Cinematography from Columbia College, a prestigious top ten film school, he was sought out by Silent Partner Films to shoot their award winning productions. A few years later, he moved to Los Angeles to work as a Camera Operator on notable daytime docu-reality drama, “Starting Over,” which won two Emmys, including one for Multi-Camera Editing.
Richard has worked on diverse project formats including narrative, documentary, commercial, music video and non-narrative work, which all helped hone his storytelling skills. Richard's clients include Pepsi, GRB, SoapNet, Bravo, Meguairs, Langley, Yahoo, and Harpo Entertainment. Richard recently directed a full length feature film he wrote, OFFICER DOWN, a police drama distributed by Amazon, and is gearing up to direct POSTPARTUM, a horror story set in an abandoned hospital.