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Portrait of Richard Caesar

In a Nutshell

Richard Caesar has been directing films for the past two and a half decades. While he is best known for his emotional beauty- and lifestyle commercials, his directing work also includes TV, feature film and theatre. In the advertising industry, Richard worked for brands like L’Oréal, Daimler-Benz, Nivea, Maurice Lacroix, Calvin Klein or Olay, and on behalf of most major agency networks (DDB, Young, Grey, Havas, BBDO, FCB, and more). His films received more than a dozen awards.

Richard started his professional life as a photographer, then studied film directing at the University for Film and Television in Munich, where he directed several award-winning shorts. Moving via Paris to Los Angeles, the young, half French, half German director develloped several feature film projects and directed two of them  (Fantasy for a New Age, The Calling), a TV series (Against the Wind), as well as an increasing number of commercials.

Besides directing, Richard was an active partner in the visual fx house Lizard Lounge for several years. His first-hand knowledge around editing, digital effects and grading still comes in handy every day. And his feature film past gives him a perfect approach to narration and working with actors and celebrieties.

Richard never stopped to pursue his passion for photography and often also works as a photographer on projects he directs.

Recently, Richard also started to teach directing as a guest professor at the advertising film department of the University for Film and Television in Munich.



Directing / photography / editing / compositing / grading / writing


New York Gold / New York Silver / Chicago Golden Camera / Silver Effie / 3x German Corporate Award in Gold / Animago Award / Grand Prix Biarritz / Grand Prix Lausanne and more



Portrait of Richard Caesar