Richie Adams, Director/Writer of 'American'
Graduating from the University of Colorado at Boulder, Richie Adams freelanced in advertising before attending Otis School of Art and Design in Los Angeles, where he was co-recipient of the Tom Correy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Broadcast Design. While at Otis, he was handpicked by Richard Alan Greenberg of main title fame (e.g., Alien, Superman, Untouchables, and Matrix) to be Art Director for his new company, RAGinc, and, later, to be Creative Director of Greenberg’s next company, Ignite Creative, where Richie designed and produced main title sequences and motion picture advertising for films such as S.W.A.T., The Last Samurai, Hide and Seek, Ladder 49, and Mr. & Mrs. Smith.
After several years in Los Angeles, Richie returned to hometown, Baton Rouge, LA, to form River Road Creative, a boutique live-action studio where he continues to offer design and related services for film and television, on title sequences including Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, Fruitvale Station, Water For Elephants and Babel, as well as theatrical logotypes, including Original Film and TSG Entertainment, which can be seen at the head of the upcoming EXODUS: Gods and Kings.
In 2010, Adams wrote, directed, and produced his first independent film, Inventing Adam, which played to sold-out audiences, including the Vail Film Festival.
Una Vida, completed in 2014, is his second feature film and is currently playing the festival circuit, where it won its first Jury Award for Best Actress (Aunjanue Ellis) and an Audience Award at the Newport Beach Film Festival, another Jury Award for Best Actress (Aunjanue Ellis) and Audience Award at the American Black Film Festival in New York, NY, the Jury Award for Best Director and Jury Award for Best Actress (Aunjanue Ellis) at the Breckenridge Film Festival, and most recently a Nomination for the Best New Director Award at the Vancouver International Film Festival.
Richie also directs/produces commercials, which have garnered awards and accolades at most of the major award competitions, including an EMMY® nomination. – River Road Creative