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HENKELS is a cinematographer and filmmaker celebrated for his ability to capture breathtaking visuals worldwide. From the depths of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the bustling streets of China, India, and beyond, he has an extraordinary talent for finding beauty in every corner. With his deep understanding of film language and technical finesse, Henkels weaves enchanting stories on the screen. His diverse portfolio boasts compelling projects, such as the Mumbai terror attacks mini-series and thought-provoking documentaries featuring renowned artists. Keep an eye out for his upcoming film, "Fight Like a Girl," set to release in 2024, as Richard showcases his remarkable cinematography, challenging stereotypes through the empowering journey of a Congolese female boxer.




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FEATURES (partial list)


FIGHT LIKE A GIRL (Feature) Dir: Mathew Leutwyler 

STATE OF SIEGE - 2  (Feature) Contiloe Pictures. Dir: Ken Ghosh 


**STATE OF SIEGE (Mini-series) Contiloe Pictures.  Dir: Mathew Leutwyler 

(Documentary) Amazon Studios Dir: Jeff Feuerzeig

MALL (Feature) The Collective Dir: Joseph Hahn

CONDEMNED (Feature) Caliber Media Dir: Eli Morgan Gesner

****AMERICAN EPIC (Documentary) PBS Dir: Bernard MacMahon

*****MEL BROOKS: MAKE A NOISE (Documentary)

PBS/American Masters Dir: Robert Trachtenberg


Magnolia Pictures Dir: Vadim Perelman

******THE SEED (Short) Independent Dir: Joseph Hahn

*******A TASTE OF NATE (Documentary Short) Independent Dir: Jim McGorman


*          2024 AMA Academy Awards - Best Cinematography 

*          2023 Best Feature Film SA Indie Fim Fest 

**    2020 FILMFARE OTT Awards - Nominated Best Cinematography 

***     2017 Sundance Film Festival – Official Selection 
***     2017 SXSW Film Festival Official Selection
2017 Sundance Film Festival – Special Event Screening

****    2016 Sydney Inter. Film Festival - Audience Award 

****    2016 Buenos Aires Film Festival - Official Selection 

***     2016 Sydney Inter. Film Festival - Audience Award 

***     2016 Tryon Inter. Film Festival - Best Documentary 

***     2016 Calgary Inter. Film Festival - Audience Award

****    2015 Emmy - Best Documentary 
*****  2008 Newport Beach Veneration Film Festival Award Winner – Outstanding Cinematography
****** 2006 First Glance Film Festival Award Winner – Best Documentary


DIRECTORS (partial list)
Malcolm Venville, Vadim Perelman, Tim Story, Tom Kuntz, Olivier Gondry, JamesRouse, Douglas Avery, Perlorian Brothers, Matthew Cullen, The Guard Brothers, Snorri Bros., Alex Hardcastle, Josh & Xander, Guy Manwaring, David McNally, Louis Sutherland, Matt Ogens, Brent Harris, Lena Beug, Henry Littlechild, Craig Brownrigg, Only Child, Nathan Cox, Dent de Cuir, Mike Andrews, Thibault Debaveye, Tom Dey, Jun Diaz, Digby, Steven Diller, Matt Dillmore, Jeff Feuerzeig, Eli Morgan Gesner, Mark Gilbert, Grady Hall, Dave, Horowitz, Brian Lee Hughes, Joseph Kahn, Anton Laines, May Lambert, Adam Levite, Daniel Mabe, Bernard MacMahon, Jim McGorman, Tommy Means, Amit Mehta, Geoff Moore, Robert Nylund, Dael Oates, Rob Pritts, Kimo Proudfoot, Psyop, Julian Pugsley, Aaron Ruell, Edouard Salier, Lara Shapiro, Patrick Sherman, Brennan Stasiewicz, Geordie Stephens, Robert Trachtenberg, John Trahar, Jon Watts, Theresa Wingert, Chris Yurkow, Jonathan Zames

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