Richard Hall is an independent filmmaker working with his creative partner and wife, Simone Fary. They specialize in educational documentaries from a contrary point of view created especially for use in the classroom and for viewing by open-minded citizens. Richard is the director and co-producer of the four-part series Confounding Father: A Contrarian View of the U.S. Constitution, and the feature documentary American Feud: A History of Conservatives & Liberals. Richard and Simone have Co-facilitated the Docs In Progress Trailer Night roundtable for about 10 years. Richard hosts Vintage Movie Night screenings in partnership with the City of Takoma Park. Learn about these projects at https://www.nerdsmakemedia.com/confoundinghistory .
Richard retired from C-SPANs American History TV in July of 2021. At C-SPAN, Richard conceived the weekly archival film series Reel America® in 2014 and produced it for 7 years, and has produced, shot and edited over 200 episodes of the American Artifacts® documentary series visiting museums and historic places between 2010 and 2021. Prior to American History TV, Richard was a videographer and producer for Book TV for 12 years, where he visited the homes of many notable authors to create short vignettes on how they write books.
From 1991 to 1998, Richard was a field technician for C-SPAN, covering Capitol Hill and White House events, political events and campaigns throughout the United States, and working on special features. Richard and Simone used public access TV equipment to create several independent, award-winning documentaries between 1989 and 1992. A native of rural Pennsylvania, Richard graduated from Penn State University's film program in 1987. Richard and Simone are the proud parents of two twenty-something Eagle Scout sons, Nick and Jimmy.
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