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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, “Against the Wind”, on Maui, Hawaii. On a different note, Richard adapted Jean-Jacque Rousseau’s “Pygmalion” for stage and orchestra – a highly praised performance, that was broadcasted by German/French arthouse channel Arte. And besides directing, Richard was partner in the visual fx house Lizard Lounge, where he refined his editing and compositing skills.

In the advertising world, Richard worked with most major agencies (DDB, Young, FCB, Grey, Havas, BBDO and more) and for international brands like Nivea, L’Oréal, Daimler-Benz, Maurice Lacroix, Calvin Klein or Olay, just to name a few. 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 always open to any kind of visual challenge – from a documentary vignette to a fully 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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