I'm Riley. I make documentaries.
From short documentary portrait films to branded content to commercials, my love of people is at the heart of everything I do.
My award-winning short docs have screened at festivals across the U.S. and internationally, including Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, Camden International Film Festival, and DOC NYC. My films have appeared on The New York Times — as part of their Op Docs and Made with Kickstarter series — as well as Vimeo Staff Picks, Short of the Week, and The New Yorker. My forthcoming feature, VESTIBULE, has received support from the Tribeca Film Institute and Sheffield DocFest, and was the winner of the U.S. New Visions Forum at the 2023 Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival.
I freelance as a director and editor, am a member of the Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective, and originally moved to New York more than a decade ago to intern at Maysles Films with legendary documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles.