Talent Guide

Mason Richards

  • Program Year:Grants and Awards 2012, Project Involve 2012


Mason Richards is the recipient of the 2012 Sony Pictures Diversity Fellowship as a Project Involve Fellow. He 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 Richards was born and spent the early years of his life.

Richards directed his first play, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf during his freshman year at Vanderbilt University while earning his undergraduate degrees (BA English, BS Human Development). The production received rave reviews and marked his transition from being onstage to off-stage and ultimately behind the camera.

Richards is currently in development for his feature film directorial debut.

Current Project

HOLD LOVE STRONG (Narrative Feature)


Set in Brooklyn, NY this film adaptation co-written by Mason Richards and novelist Matthew Aaron Goodman, is a coming of age story of a young kid growing up in a rough housing projects where discovers what truly matters in life and love.