Richard Lemay

 

New York based director Richard LeMay began his career in film as an actor. After landing roles in five feature films, he took a stab at directing. BACK TO ONE was co-written, produced and directed on a shoe-string budget which culminated in a best supporting actress award from the New Orleans Film and Video Festival.


From there, Richard went on to write, produce and direct several no-budget indies leading him to 200 AMERICAN. 200 AMERICAN went on to sell out in film festivals in almost every country and in 2004 got worldwide distribution. WOLFE Releasing, his US distributor, released the film where it stayed at #2 for eight months in the top 10 for DVD sales in 2005. It remains on their best seller list today.


Richard’s new feature film WHIRLWIND was chosen as an official selection of New York’s NEWFEST: Film Festival as well as the prestigious OUTFEST:LA. WHIRLWIND also screened as an official selection of the Out on Film Festival in Atlanta, winning the AUDIENCE AWARD for BEST FEATURE FILM and most recently the JURY AWARD for BEST FEATURE FILM at the Long Island Gay & Lesbian Film Festival.  WHIRLWIND was released on DVD in the US and Canada in January 2009 by WOLFE Releasing where it is currently at #1 in the top 10 best sellers.  Foreign distribution is currently under contract as well.


Last year, LeMay produced and co-directed a documentary entitled MOVE. MOVE was launched in conjunction with photographer James Houston’s global charity event with sponsors HUGO BOSS and VANITY FAIR Magazine.  Also in December 2006, MOVE aired on Pan Asian MTV and the Australian FOXTELL Network as a cornerstone for World AIDs Day.


As a producer, Richard also worked on the feature film WATER starring Michael Shannon (Oscar nominee for REVOLUTIONARY ROAD), Idina Menzel (RENT, ENCHANTED) and Shea Whigham (TIGER LAND, SPLINTER)


Currently  Richard is set to direct the feature films THESE! CONQUERED THE EARTH and THE SUMMER OF AIDEN POST which he wrote as well.