Richie Adams is an award-winning filmmaker who cut his teeth as a title designer (’Babel,’ ‘Mr. & Mrs. Smith,’ ‘Water for Elephants’) first under the mentorship of legendary title designer, Richard Greenberg (’Alien,’ ‘Untouchables,’ ‘The Matrix’), and for the past 12 years, under his own company banner, Louisiana-based River Road Creative.
As a title designer, Adams has worked with many of the great players in the motion picture industry, including Alejandro González Iñárritu and Doug Liman, as well as newcomers like Ryan Coogler, for whom Adams designed/produced the titles and special graphic sequences (cell phone sequences) for Coogler’s Sundance Grand Dramatic winning ‘Fruitvale,” and later Coogler’s follow up hit, ‘Creed.’
After several years in Los Angeles, Richie returned to hometown, Baton Rouge, LA, to form River Road Creative, a boutique live-action studio where he continues to deliver design and related services for film and television as well as directing/producing commercials, which have garnered awards and accolades at most major award competitions, including an EMMY® nomination.
As a film director, Richie’s recent narrative feature ‘Of Mind and Music,’ starring Joaquim De Almeida, Aunjanue Ellis and 2017 Oscar-Nominated Ruth Negga, played the 2014/2015 film festival circuit earning numerous audience and juried awards, as well as a nomination for the Best New Director Award for Adams at the Vancouver International Film Festival.
- Richie Adams on IMDb
- River Road Creative
- Of Mind and Music
- Inventing Adam
- Otis School of Art and Design
“I knew someone had to make these glorious sequences at the head of movies.”
“These wonderful openings at the beginning of movies told a story within a story.”
“Some people consider title design to be the pinnacle of graphic design.”
“I try to let the design inform why I’m doing it.” | CLICK TO TWEET
“I went from no one returning my phone calls to the biggest film of the year.”
“Title designers are filmmakers.”
“It’s not why do I do this, it’s I’m blessed to do this.”
“When people invest in a product, they are investing in you as a human.” | CLICK TO TWEET
“If you go in trying to anticipate what someone wants, you’ll never win.” | CLICK TO TWEET
“The only way to learn is to make the mistakes.”
“The more you are confronted with discouragement, the more you can challenge yourself to learn more.” | CLICK TO TWEET
“I connect to films that are matter of the heart.”
“I’m a student of movies.”