Mason Richards is a Guyanese filmmaker, writer, director, and producer on the rise

Nov 10, 2016
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In 2012 Guyanese Mason Richards received the Sony Pictures Diversity Fellowship.

This award is given to one promising young filmmaker with the potential to impact the film industry through diverse, new films from a new perspective.

“Beyond the Camera” interviewed Mason in 2015 and hear is what he had to say about his film and the impact of his country Guyana on his life and work.

Mason earned his MFA in Film Directing from Cal Arts where he wrote and directed several narrative short films including his thesis, The Seawall, which had its world premiere at the 2011 Festival de Cannes and has gone on to screen at several festivals around the world.

The Seawall was shot entirely on location in Guyana, South America, where Mason was born and spent the early years of his life.

Article based on IMDB and Youtube

Tisha Ricketts

Born and raised in Freeport Bahamas, I am a lover of Caribbean life and all things equal. I believe that someday, the Caribbean will come together as one nation

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