Director, Rich Henrich
An entrepreneur, writer, producer, actor, teacher and mentor, who started his college studies in Architecture but graduated with a B.A. in Philosophy and Film. Rich was a dot com entrepreneur in the 90’s, developing a niche in youth/ college marketing, he worked on several campaigns (including The Blair Witch Project, Happy Texas). After a stint in politics, Rich turned his focus to film and in 2005, launched Film 4 Change, a non-profit dedicated to bringing story, laughter and artistic resources together.
He is currently the Director of Film 4 Change and the Albuquerque Film Festival and an active writer, producer and consultant. He has produced films with Michael Madsen, John Diehl and Giancarlo Esposito. Terrible Angles, starring Michael Madsen, was sold at Le Marche du Film during the Cannes Film Festival and is scheduled for wide release in Fall 2012.
Above all, Rich is proud to be a mentor to young filmmakers and to help make their dreams come true. He has taught courses in film production, screenwriting and entrepreneurship for artists. He is on the faculty at Ecosa Institute in Prescott, AZ and teaches screenwriting at Santa Fe University of Art and Design.
“Rich is a true asset to the film community in Albuquerque and New Mexico. He has taught at IAIA in the past and will be teaching in the fall up in Santa Fe. He’s an experienced producer with a lot of great connections.”
- Ann Lerner, Director, Albuquerque Film Office