From the moment he could press “record” Rick has been making movies. These days he has real actors hitting marks rather than his brothers action toys, but his passion and focus remains the same.
A love of story drives every choice. “If the composition, lighting and angles don’t bring the audience closer into the story, I’ve missed the point.” Says Rick. “Narrative is king. Telling it beautifully is part of my job.” Ricks’ open mind and positive attitude keeps him answering the key question on every job afresh. “Not initially knowing how we are going to approach something and then seeing it completed, is one of the best feelings in the world.” Hardly surprising coming from Rick, who admits the only other job in the world he would consider, would be a Lego Master Builder, because Lego much like filmmaking means turning chaos into organized beauty.
For more on his work, check out his Vimeo on: https://vimeo.com/rickjoaquim