Director, Producer, Cinematographer, Editor
Richard assistant-edited Academy Award-winner Roger Ross Williams’ LIFE, ANIMATED (Sundance Directing Award 2016), as well as Academy Award-nominated Sam Cullman, Jennifer Grausman, and Mark Becker's ART AND CRAFT (Tribeca 2014, Academy Award shortlist). He recently was the lead editor for the upcoming feature documentary THE SURROUNDING GAME. He received his B.A. in Art from Yale University, where he won the Howard Lamar Prize, Yale’s top film award, as well as the Smith Arts Prize for his contributions to the undergraduate arts. Richard was the Director of Programming for the Environmental Film Festival at Yale for two years, and has a background in animal rights. In New York City, he has also worked with Marshall Curry and the Tribeca Film Institute, and received the IFP Marcie Bloom Fellowship in Film.
Cindy Meehl founded Cedar Creek Productions in 2008. She is the director of the highly acclaimed documentary BUCK (2011 Sundance Film Festival Audience Award, Academy Award 2011 shortlist, Full Frame Audience Award, Cinema Eye Honors Audience Choice Award, Zurich International Film Festival Best International Documentary, and many more). Meehl is also Executive Producer on TRAPPED (Sundance Special Jury Award 2016), UNBRANDED (Audience Award, HotDocs Film Festival, Telluride Mountainfilm Audience Award) and DOGS ON THE INSIDE (Audience Choice Award at Rhode Island International Film Festival 2014). In 2012 she directed an educational series called 7 Clinics with Buck Brannaman and a music video with Templeton Thompson and Sam Gay for their song “When I Get That Pony Rode.” Meehl is currently directing a new film on dogs and cats and integrative medicine.
Holly began her career in publicity at Sony Pictures Classics and then transitioned to film development to work for feature director Tanya Wexler (HYSTERIA). Holly also worked at Salty Features and is a co-producer on the documentary feature (DIS)HONESTY: THE TRUTH ABOUT LIES, directed by Yael Melamede, which premiered at Hot Docs and Full Frame Film Festival in 2015. In the same year, she produced a web series called “Young Like Us” which won an audience award at the FirstGlance Film Festival in Philadelphia. She recently launched her own production company, Lunamax Films, and is currently producing a digital series called “In Reality” which was selected for this year’s IFP Screen Forward Lab.
Jeffrey has been working with Richard on FOR THE BIRDS since the early shoots in 2011. Along the way, he has worked on other feature documentaries: as Assistant Director and Archival Producer for PUMP (directed by Sundance Audience Award-winner Josh Tickell), Associate Producer for VOYAGERS WITHOUT TRACE (Audience Award, Ashland Independent Film Festival), and Associate Producer for BOONE (SXSW, 2016). He earned his B.A. in Literature from Yale, and is a 2017 Impact Partners Documentary Producing Fellow. Elsewhere in the film industry, he has also worked as a Production Assistant on BROTHER NATURE (produced by Lorne Michaels) and NBC’s GRIMM, and taught video production to middle school and high school students in Portland, OR and New Haven, CT.