Born in Torrance, California, Rich Hama has achieved recognition as a Director of Photography in feature films, commercials, music videos and documentaries. Regardless of the type of project his goal as a Director of Photography is to create powerful images that are truthful to the story.
Currently, he is based in Los Angeles. He recently finished lensing A walk with Obi, a documentary short by award winning director Alice Gu. Rich has been working closely with Academy award nominated Producer Diane Quon on a feature length HBO documentary directed by Nick Hooker.
As a commercial cinematographer Rich has had the pleasure of shooting and is in production on the Challengers ( http://content.schwab.com/web/retail/public/corporatesponsorships/challengers.html ), stories of a driven few who pursue their passions, test limits, and drive change.