Tim Richardson is an award-winning screenwriter, filmmaker and owner of Richardson Productions. He has shot over 30 films, a 40-episode cable program, and a recurring internet sitcom. He directed Kill the Messenger, a Civil War epic, with distribution through Echelon Studios in Los Angeles, and The Dork of the Rings and Harvey Putter and the Ridiculous Premise which have both received international attention with screenings worldwide. His most recent short films are Night of the Living Spuds based of his award-winning screenplay and a music video with puppets called “Toyfriend” spoofing Justin Bieber’s hit “Boyfriend.”Tim holds a B.A. in Speech & Theatre from Indiana University South Bend and currently teaches theatre classes there. He is Festival Director of the River Bend Film Festival and President of the 501C3 not-for-profit group Mid America Filmmakers based in South Bend, Indiana.