Richard Parkin is an honors graduate from the University of California, Berkeley and a recipient of the Roselyn Schneider Eisner Prize; UC Berkeley’s highest recognition in Film/Video arts. He received an MFA in Film Production from UCLA's School of Theater, Film and Television. His work has screened at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles Film Festival, Palm Springs ShortFest and has earned awards from the Directors Guild of America and the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. He has taught film production at UCLA and Wesleyan University. He is a current Visiting Assistant Professor at Fairfield University.