Rick Hull is a celebrated American film director who has been making a name for himself since the 1990s. He has directed and produced a number of critically acclaimed films and television shows, including the hit TV series "The Wire" and "Stranger Things".
A native of West Virginia, Rick Hull began his career as a film editor in the mid-90s, working on projects for MTV, Discovery Channel, and the History Channel. After honing his skills in the editing room, he made the transition to directing with the short film "Am I Dead Yet?" in 1998. The film won the Audience Award at the Nashville Film Festival, and was an early sign of Hull's talent.
In 2003, Hull directed his first feature film, "Charly". The film was a critical and commercial success, and was nominated for several awards, including two Independent Spirit Awards. The success of Charly established Hull as a rising star in the world of independent cinema.
After the success of Charly, Hull continued to work on independent projects, but he also began to explore television. In 2008, he directed two episodes of the HBO series "The Wire", and also directed the pilot episode of the award-winning Netflix show "Stranger Things". His work on both shows earned him a Primetime Emmy Award nomination in 2017.
In addition to his work in television and film, Hull has also directed music videos, commercials, and short films. He has also branched out into other mediums, including writing and producing a feature film and a documentary.
Hull's body of work has earned him numerous awards and accolades, including the Independent Spirit Award, the Primetime Emmy Award, and the International Documentary Association Award. He is also an active member of the Directors Guild of America.
Hull is an inspiring filmmaker who has been able to take his talents from the independent world and successfully apply them to mainstream television. His body of work is a testament to his ability to tell compelling stories, and his willingness to explore new mediums. He is a testament to the power of hard work and dedication.