has worked in TV and video production since 1986. His company, BaciPix,
produces industrial and broadcast video mainly for nonprofit organizations
in the social and environmental justice fields. He’s used
the documentary approach to promote groups such as Global Exchange,
Rainforest Action Network, Family Violence Prevention Fund, and
many others. In 1997 he edited the Emmy Award-winning documentary
Sizongena, Coming Home: Vukani Muwethu in South Africa
which aired on public television station KQED San Francisco. Since
1994 he has edited and co-produced the Heritage Month Local Hero
underwriter series which has profiled over 200 significant leaders
in California’s many diverse communities, and has aired on
KQED, KCET Los Angeles, KPBS San Diego, and KVPT Fresno.
Rick began his career at then-CBS-affiliate KPIX San Francisco,
where he was a production assistant on several programs--including
the AIDS Lifeline public service campaign, which included five national
documentaries. He then became unit manager at Westinghouse Broadcasting’s
PM Magazine National Office. Rick holds a B.A. in Philosophy and
B.S. in Anthropology from the University of Santa Clara in Santa
Clara, California. He studied for his M.A. in Radio and Television
at San Francisco State’s Broadcast Communication Arts Department.
He’s a member of Film Arts Foundation, The International Documentary
Association, Bay Area Video Coalition, Media Alliance, and the National
Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Northern California Chapter.
Through A Lot in Common
, my first independent feature-length
documentary, I want to help get the word out about the importance
of neighborhood empowerment, green urban planning, environmentally
friendly building techniques, and efforts to create peace starting
right at home. The American Community Gardening Association has
been a tremendous resource during the research for this project,
and plans are well underway for a 13-part TV series on community
gardening and related issues. I hope you get to see A Lot in
. Let me know what you think!