Peter Richardson’s thoughtful and compelling documentary work has gained widespread recognition, including the Sundance Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary and an Emmy Nomination for Best Documentary for “How to Die in Oregon”, his second feature.
The film was broadcast on HBO, and the Chicago Sun-Times noted that, “it will likely be viewed as one of the most historically significant documentaries of this decade.” Richardson’s first feature doc also premiered at Sundance and was broadcast on the Sundance Channel.
Richardson has worked extensively on premium documentary series, most recently showrunning two seasons of “QB1: Beyond the Lights”, a 10-part documentary series about high school football, Executive Produced by Peter Berg.
Prior to his work on QB1, Richardson was Series Director of “Dark Net” and co-Executive Producer of “The Circus: The Greatest Political Show on Earth”, both for Showtime Networks.
He directed the documentary segments for National Geographic’s groundbreaking hybrid docu/scripted series “Mars”, Executive Produced by Brian Grazer and Ron Howard and was a Series Director on the landmark, 7-part documentary series “Belief”, Executive Produced and narrated by Oprah Winfrey.
In addition to his work as a Showrunner and Director, Richardson has served as Cinematographer on a number of HBO Documentaries and won the award for Best Editing at the Independent Film Festival of Boston for “How to Die in Oregon.”