Richard Goldgewicht's work has garnered critical acclaim at major film festivals around the world. Premiering his debut animated documentary Pablo at Rotterdam in 2012, the film went on to play in dozens of festivals and international broadcasters featuring Jeff Bridges' narration and a cast of celebrated film artists who collaborated with iconic artist and film designer, Pablo Ferro.
In 2018 he opened 'A Thousand Kisses' in Annecy and has played the artistic animated film about love letters retrieved from the Second World War in over a hundred festivals worldwide garnering film and design awards and being presented in museums in the US, Germany and Brazil.
Richard has worked directing series for the BBC, pitched and directed the Comedy Central special “Ice for Iceland” for Earth Day 2018 and directed the six episode biographical series about legendary Brazilian music producer Lincoln Olivetti. He is currently directing the international campaign for biotech and agricultural company Provivi promoting their new pheromone-based organic crop protection product filming in Indonesia, Mexico and Kenya.
Richard's films and projects have covered a wide array of topics, ranging from music, design, US-Mexican relations, anti-semitism, the dystopian world of technology, sexual politics and his love of Brazil.
He's drawn to uncomfortable stories which he enjoys tackling with a light touch and a sense of humor. His background as a documentary maker and experience directing animation have informed a style that blends both a more formalist and allegorical approach but with a humanist and eye level angle.
Narrated by Jeff Bridges, Pablo tells the story of seminal graphic artist Pablo Ferro. Distinct by its original blend of animation and documentary the film features a host of brilliant filmmakers and creative collaborators (such as Stan Lee, Jonathan Demme, Norman Jewison, Anjelica Huston, Andy Garcia among many others) to tell the story about the hugely influential designer and counter-cultural artist behind the look and feel of much of Stanley Kubrick’s and Hal Ashby’s work, and one of the men who made title sequences “a thing.”
Richard's debut film premiered in Rotterdam and was the opening Gala at the Los Angeles Latino Film Festival in 2013. Pablo opened to laudatory reviews, featured in dozens of cinema and design publications internationally, and sold in several territories.
"Pablo is a wonderful delve into the life and talent of renowned film title designer, artist, and bohemian Pablo Ferro, this enthralling documentary is a must for any lover of cinema"
Chief film Critic
"The story of some of the greatest films in American cinema through the perspective of a graphic designer"
"A fully realized and remarkable visual and aural interpretation of Pablo Ferro's singular life. I love the expressive documentary and with Pablo I have a new favorite!"
Director of programming
A Thousand Kisses
In Richard's latest film, the animated A Thousand Kisses he collaborated with celebrated Irish art director Alan Dunne who helped re imagine the Berlin and Rio de Janeiro of the early 30's. The screenplay is carved off the recently discovered correspondence of a war torn couple separated in 1933 and features the voice of Golden Globe winner actress Elke Sommer.
A Thousand Kisses premiered at the esteemed Annecy Film Festival in 2018 and has been warmly received in over 100 festivals, museums and cultural centers such as the Lincoln Center Film Society and the Castro Cinema during the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival.
"A Thousand Kisses is a stunningly beautiful film about a horrifically ugly time that selects a half-forgotten story, from the endless ocean of history, and uses it to teach us again how love conquers hate".
Richard has created three video campaigns for biotech startup company Provivi, helping their fundraising efforts.
Provivi's field trials in all continents have supported the research and development of their large scale pheromone product intended as a clean and organic crop protection method used outside traditional toxic pesticides.