After launching his career as a segment producer for CBS Radio News in San Francisco, CA, Rich Poller has worked as both a video/film editor and producer for the last 15 years. Rich’s wide experience ranges from work with executive producer Warrington Hudlin (“Boomerang”, “House Party”) to interviewing political and entertainment figures such as President Bill Clinton and Taylor Swift. He has edited and produced non-fiction television programs on historical topics as diverse as Louis Armstrong and Ellis Island. Recently, Rich was a main editor and producer on the documentary television series “Life After.” He has also helped craft numerous industrial films for clients such as Novartis, CBRE, Shire Pharma, ExxonMobil and many others.
His first independently produced documentary, “A Modern Hat Story”, won the Director’s Choice Award at the Black Maria Film Festival and aired on PBS. Recently, his documentary, “A Kite Tale”, was shown at the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, the Newburyport Documentary Film Festival, and the Iowa City Documentary Film Festival. His current project “The Irritable Heart – The Story of Sergeant Twiggs”, is a feature length documentary about the life of SSgt. Travis Twiggs that has received funding from both The Paul Robeson Fund for Independent Media and the Puffin Foundation.