Mildred Richards


Marc Kess

Marc Kess is a native New Yorker who started the other way around; he got his filmmaking education on set, on projects with celebrated directors like Sydney Lumet, Michael Apted and Spike Lee, before deciding to study film at NYU. His award winning Radio Film Picture 'Mildred Richards' was the first film he submitted to festivals.

Tom Hurwitz, ASC

Tom Hurwitz, ASC is one of our country's most honored cinematographers. Winner of two Emmy Awards, a Sundance Award and a Jerusalem Festival Award for Best Cinematography, Hurwitz has photographed films that have won four academy awards and several more nominations. Films shot by Hurwitz have won dozens of Emmy, Dupont, Peabody, Directors Guild and film festival awards around the world. Award-winning films that he has photographed include: 'Dance Maker', 'Harlan County USA', 'Wild Man Blues', 'Valentino The Last Emperor' and 'Sidney Lumet: The Moral Lens'.

Technical Information

Running Time: 18 minutes
Original Format: B&W 16mm
Screening Formats: 35mm, 16mm, HDCAM,
DigiBeta, Beta SP, MiniDV, DVD
Aspect Ratio: 1:33:1


Mildred Richards Kat Wisener
Gerald Richards Nick Arens
Martha Richards Marilyn Duryea
Doctor Smith Dan Leeds
Mr. Jordan Ray Wasik
Mr. Wilson Brandon Jones
Mary Renee Marie Brewster


Director/Producer Marc Kess
Producer Jill Schissel
Cinematographer Tom Hurwitz, ASC
Screenplay/Editor Marc Kess
Production Manager Kaoru Emura
First Assistant Director Eric Espeut III
Second Assistant Director Sean Ledden
Script Supervisor Jean Givan
First Assistant Camera Erin Henning
Second Assistant Camera Camilo Mendoza
Camera Production Assistant Collin Carrothers
Additional Camera Mark Schwartzbard
Still Photographer Jody Concepcion
Gaffer Atsushi Takaoka
Best Boy Johnny Lu
Key Grip Anthony Holderfield
Grip Chaisis Marbumrung
Grip Ryan Casey
Sound Playback/Recordist Matt Perry Thomas
Sound Designer/Mixer Matt Gundy
Production Designer Kara Nykreim
Set Dresser Mariaclara Zazzaro
Costume Designer Joanna Levine
Makeup Mariko Arai
Hair Ai Sakai
Caterer Katherine Lemek
Production Assistant Sam Kawa
Production Assistant Jason Jeffers
Production Assistant JoAnn Wilson
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