Richard Trombly is a screenwriter and director currently developing the Chinese-language feature film "The Journey Home." He is the founder of Beijing-based Obscure Productions film production obscure-productions.com/ He is also co-organizer of the Beijing International Movie Festival.
He is from the Belchertown, Massachusetts, USA where he attended the University of Massachusetts and studied film, theater and literature. He was a business journalist and editor for national-level publications including Associated Press and The Hollywood Reporter. He arrived in China in 2003, originally working as an editor for the Shanghai Daily newspaper and since that time has returned to his interests in film and stage. He has written and directed several short films in Mandarin Chinese and is a professional scriptwriter.
Trombly co-founded East West Theater, Shanghai's oldest locally based English language theater company and produced several shows put on by the troupe. He also is a producer with Shanghai-based Meiwenti Productions where he has sponsored and produced short films from the independent film community. He has appeared in CCTV television shows, TV advertisements, National Geographic films and several movies including THE WHITE COUNTESS, MARCO POLO, THE PAINTED VEIL, MILK and FASHION and others.He has most recently produced the the low budget horror film The Ghosts of Old Shanghai by director Eric Heise.