Films by Filmmaker
Theo Rigby is an award-winning director, cinematographer, and photographer based out of San Francisco. He believes in the power of image and sound to create awareness and dialogue about the world's most pressing social and political issues. Theo has focused on topics ranging from the War in Iraq, to incarceration, and most recently, immigration in the U.S.
His latest film, Sin País (Without Country), won a Student Academy Award, has screened in over 30 film festivals, and will be nationally broadcast on PBS' Independent Documentary Series, POV, in 2012. His short film, Close to Home, was a National Finalist in the 2009 Student Academy Awards, won a Golden Eagle Award, special Jury mention at the 2010 Ashland Independent film festival and has been accepted into more than ten film festivals. His first film, My First War, about the first 44 days of the war in Iraq, won awards and was accepted in 12 film festivals.
Theo has extensive experience as a still photographer and has shot for Newsweek, The New York Times, National Geographic France, People magazine, and many other National and International publications. His still photographic work has been exhibited at San Francisco City Hall, and at the 2005 Visa Pour L’Image festival in Perpignan, France.
Theo also has a passion for education--he has taught undergraduate documentary photography, as well as starting and directing an after-school digital storytelling program for immigrant youth in San Francisco. He graduated with a M.F.A. in Documentary Film from Stanford University.