About

Richard (right) and Ian Waelder prep for a scene on Dara Friedman’s Fight (Temple Door) Venice, 2019

Richard Needham is a director/d.p., producer, editor and photographer.

His work includes shooting numerous films for artist, Dara Friedman. He directed and co-produced a feature documentary, The Ticket, about lottery winners in the U.S.

Early in his career, Richard wrangled chickens in Central Park for a Busta Rhymes video, reassembled hours of film trims from the 1972 Munich Olympics for the Academy Award® winning documentary, One Day in September, directed by Kevin Macdonald and worked in numerous positions on national commercial campaigns which included General Motors, Heineken, Acura, The Miami Herald, The Lipton Tennis Tournament and Target.

He holds an M.F.A. in Film Production with an award for academic excellence from the University of Miami School of Communication in Coral Gables Florida.

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