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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  ( ), stories of a driven few who pursue their passions, test limits, and drive change. 

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