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Richard Harris, III

Richard Harris, III

Documentary Film and Video


Richard Harris, III grew up in the Bay Area, in the city of Hercules. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he majored in Broadcast Journalism. At UNC, Rich was selected to participate in the -.ISM Documentary, a video-documentary exploring issues of diversity on college campuses around the country. The -.ISM Documentary inspired Rich to pursue documentary filmmaking as a career. After graduating from UNC, Rich and two friends started a production company to produce two unique stories about young men growing up in North Carolina. Before coming to Stanford, Rich spent several years in New York at the advertising agency Wieden and Kennedy as in-house editor and videographer.


The Dragons

digital video

JUNE, 2004
The Dragons is a film about one of the oldest all-Black, all-Harley-Davidson motorcycle clubs in the country. Since 1959, the East Bay Dragons have epitomized Oakland's cavalier spirit and underdog attitude. They are a diverse group of men that share a love for riding Harleys and serving their community.

Playing Well With Others

16mm color film

JUNE, 2003

A guide to cultural understanding through the lens of Garfield Elementary School in Oakland, CA.


Gold In Our Soul

digital video

Co-directed by Melba Williams
MARCH, 2003

Gold teeth, gold cars, gold chains... What in the world is the fascination with gold? Through the voices of engaging and quirky characters, Gold In Our Soul looks at the history, movement and use of gold throughout the African-American community.


K-Cloud and the Crew

16mm black and white film

A portrait of a Kim Cloud, owner of the It's All Good Bakery, who is many things to many people: rapper, baker and father.

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

Buying and Selling: Stanford Student Filmmakers on Bay Area Economies, Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University, 2013