Richie is an award-winning filmmaker, photographer and designer. He is currently a senior at Interlochen Arts Academy in Interlochen, Michigan.
Richie is also the recipient of eight Scholastic Art & Writing Awards spanning filmmaking, photography, design and writing as well as a YoungArts Merit Award winner in Photography from the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts. His photography was also an official selection in the Drexel University (PA) National High School Photography Contest.
Richie’s Op-Art pieces have been published in the Huffington Post, Chicago Tribune, New Jersey Star Ledger & Providence Journal. His short documentary “The Pickle Guys”, which takes an in-depth look at one of the last independent pickle shops in America, has been accepted into ten film festivals so far. Richie’s most recent film “Absent”, his junior thesis at Interlochen Arts Academy, explores the results of a household filled with excessive money, absent parents, and a son, tired of it all. The film won third place for Student Narrative at Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival and has been accepted into five film festivals to date.
Richie is also the Editor in Chief and Head Designer for The Seersucker, a quarterly, full-color lifestyle magazine.
In addition to Interlochen Arts Academy, Richie has studied at Parsons The New School For Design and The International Center of Photography in New York City and The Jacob Burns Film Center Media Arts Lab in Pleasantville, New York. He has interned at the New York City Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment; Nola Pictures and MacGuffin Films; two of the leading video production companies in the advertising industry.
Richie will attend Pitzer College in Claremont, CA next year.