Richard Levien - Director

Richard Levien has a PhD in theoretical physics from Princeton University, but has found his real passion in film. He is a professional freelance film and video editor, specializing in independent narrative and documentary films. Two such films, "Working Title", a feature length documentary directed by John Givens, and "Darryl Henriques Is In Show Business", a short documentary directed by William Farley, premiered at the Mill Valley Film Festival in 2006. Recently he edited the cult internet hit "Store Wars", which was seen by 5.5 million people in the first 6 weeks of its release.

Levien was born in Auckland, New Zealand in 1968. He enjoys a good cup of tea and follows the (mostly ill) fate of the New Zealand cricket team. He is one of the few New Zealanders who played no part whatsoever in the making of the "Lord of the Rings" film trilogy, despite being a long time admirer of director Peter Jackson.