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Richard Henkels

Richard Henkels is an award-winning cameraman and director known for his striking visuals and contemporary, naturalistic style. Over his 20+ year career he has shot hundreds of world-class commercials for clients such as Twitter, Blue Cross, Serengeti, and Body Armor. He shot the highly acclaimed documentaries Author: JT Leroy Story, American Epic... See full bio »

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 2020 State of Siege: 26/11 (TV Mini-Series) (2019)
 2019 MILFriend (TV Movie)
 2019 MILFriend (TV Series)
 2018 Compete to Create (Documentary)
 2017 Arena (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 2017 The Big Bang (Documentary)
 2017 American Epic (TV Mini-Series documentary) (3 episodes)
- Blood and Soil (2017)
- The Big Bang (2017)
 2016 Author: The JT LeRoy Story (Documentary)
 2015 Out of the Many, the One (Documentary)
 2015/I Condemned
 2014 Mall
 2013 American Masters (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 2009 Undone (Short)
 2008 The Seed (Short)
 2007 Tobias_427 (Short) (director of photography)
 2003 Whose Lunatik? (Short)
 2001 Motel Jerusalem (Short)
 2001 The Matrix Revisited (Video documentary)
 2001 Shorty's Guilty (Video short)
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Richard started in music videos, shooting hundred of them including the iconic "Anaconda" by Sir Mix-a-Lot when he was attending Art Center. He was part of the early days of west coast hip hop with Delicious Vinyl shooting many of their videos.

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