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Richard Caesar

started his professional life as a photographer, then studied film directing at the renowned Munich Film School. In the following years, the son of a French dentist and a German paintress directed feature film, theatre and TV alike, as well as hundreds of commercials and coprorate films. He spent several years in Los Angeles, Paris and London, before eventually moving his base back to Munich, Germany.

Richard’s US feature film “The Calling” was shown in cinema and TV all around the world. He also directed a season of one of Germany’s most successful TV series of all time, “Against the Wind”, on Maui, Hawaii. On a different note, Richard adapted Jean-Jacque Rousseau’s Pygmalion for stage and orchestra – a highly praised piece that was broadcasted by German/French arthouse channel Arte. And besides directing, Richard was partner in the visual fx house Lizard Lounge for five years.

In the advertising world, Richard worked for most major agencies (DDB, Young, Grey, Havas, BBDO, etc.) and for big brands like L’Oréal, Daimler-Benz, Maurice Lacroix, Calvin Klein, Olay and many more. All in all, his work received more than a dozen awards (Gold and Silver in New York, Gold in Chicago, Grand Prix in Biarritz, several times Gold at the German Corporate Film Award, an Animago Award a Silver Effie and more).

Despite of his recent specialization in beauty and lifestyle commercials, you’ll find Richard totally open to any kind of visual challenge – from a documentary vignette to a scripted feature film.


Portrait of Richard Caesar

On Set

Richard works towards a calm, positive and creative atmosphere on set. A perfect preparation is the basis (as much to the German part of his heritage), but he is always on the lookout for the little, unexpected moments that can give ideas the wings to fly.

For a personal impression, please have a look at the Behind the Scenes of L’Oréal.



Commercials Unlimited, London

Intownfilms, Miami

Schokolade, Stuttgart & Berlin

25th Frame, Mumbai

MVTTV, Amsterdam

EdCommercials, Warsaw

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