Tue, 14 Jul 2020 10:37:03 GMT
International production company Stink Films is pleased to announce that Rick Darge has joined their roster in the US for commercials, music videos, and branded content.
Award-winning Rick Darge began his career as an editor, cutting everything from feature-length films to documentaries, commercials to television specials. From editing, he moved into cinematography, where he garnered an Emmy for his work on the underground web series Satacracy 88, one of the first of its kind to be nominated. Before long, Rick transitioned into writing and directing with the film Zen Dog, which won Film of the Festival at Raindance International Film Festival, along with several other national accolades.
Born in New Jersey and raised in Northern California, Rick discovered filmmaking at an early age. Inspired by his childhood hero Mel Brooks, he often enlisted family members and friends to star in his short films and fake infomercials. In high school, Rick directed music videos, shorts, documentaries, and an indie feature called Broken Strings. Rick went on to attend the University of Southern California and earn a BA in Cinema-Television. As an alumnus of Upright Citizen’s Brigade and a creator of numerous short films, Rick brings his satirical and often thought-provoking comedic chops to his range of work, including with his creative partnerships, Pretty Gross and Spooky Bonus.
“We’re here to laugh,” says Rick. “That’s my worldview, really. Taking the darkness and transforming it into something positive is what motivates me. I’m excited to do exactly that at Stink and make great content. They’re incredible, and I’m eager to start this next chapter of my career with them.”
"Rick uses his filmmaking to create a sort of relief amid life’s chaos,” says Daniel Bergmann, founder of Stink Films. “He makes his audience laugh and relax, even if it’s only for a few moments. He’s an outstanding addition to our roster and we’re thrilled to have him join us and continue to inspire and incite with his comedy stylings."
Rick was previously represented by Future Park. He resides in Los Angeles.