Talent Guide

Anslem Richardson

  • Discipline:Writer
  • Program Year:Screenwriting Lab 2012


Anslem Richardson is an actor, writer, artist and filmmaker. He is the recipient of The Independent Feature Project’s (now Independent Film Week) Gordon Parks Award for Screenwriting for his screenplay The Subway Story. His following screenplay, Bardos, earned him the Tribeca All Access Creative Promise Award in Screenwriting. Currently Richardson is a recurring guest star on NCIS: Los Angeles on CBS, playing the role of Tahir Khaled. Other credits include: Five Deep Breaths, directed by Seith Mann, which screened at Cannes, Sundance and Tribeca Film Festivals, and won Best-Narrative Short at Chicago International and Best-Narrative Short at Los Angeles Film Festival; Detroit 1-8-7, Life On Mars, Law & Order: Criminal Intent and As The World Turns. Richardson’s Off-Broadway credits include The Exonerated, directed by Bob Balaban. With partner Marin Gazzaniga, he formed the production company ThisThing Films. Their first short film production Like So Many Things…Unsaid became a finalist for the IFC/Redbull Media Labs Competition and it led to the web-series Like So Many Things… which aired on The Independent Film Channel.

Current Project



Two men alternate the ten-year aftermath of a tragic car accident, until one of them breaks the cycle and changes everything.