Dana Erin Richardson is an award-winning director, producer, and cinematographer from the United States. She has created several short films, documentaries, and feature-length films, and is best known for her work on the documentary films "The Homestretch" (2015) and "The Resilience Project" (2016).
Richardson was born in Denver, Colorado, in 1989. She attended the University of Colorado, Boulder, where she studied film and creative writing. After graduating, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in filmmaking.
Richardson's first film was "The Homestretch," a documentary about homeless youth in Chicago. The film was critically acclaimed, winning several awards at film festivals around the world. Richardson was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary or Nonfiction Programming for her work on the film.
Since then, Richardson has directed several other documentaries and short films, including "The Resilience Project," a film about the resilience of those affected by Hurricane Katrina. The film was screened at several film festivals and won several awards, including Best Documentary at the Los Angeles Film Festival.
In 2016, Richardson made her feature film debut with "We Only Know So Much," a drama about a family dealing with the death of their son. The film was well-received, earning Richardson a nomination for Best Director at the Independent Spirit Awards.
Richardson has also directed several commercials and music videos for a variety of brands and artists. She is currently in development on a feature-length documentary about the opioid crisis in America.
Richardson is a passionate advocate for the rights of underrepresented communities and has worked with several organizations to help support these communities. She is also a vocal advocate for mental health awareness and has spoken publicly about her own struggles with depression and anxiety.
Richardson continues to create thought-provoking and inspiring films that tell stories of resilience and hope. Her work has earned her recognition from film critics and audiences alike, and she is widely considered to be one of the most important directors of her generation.