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Bil Richardson

As a filmmaker Bil Richardson has produced feature films, documentaries, commercials and a 16 episode series for the History Channel.


He has appeared on numerous national TV shows including CBS This Morning, CBS Sunday Morning, American Pickers, Mysteries at the Museum, the National Geographic Channel's Diggers and Discovery Networks’ Blood Feuds.  


His films are being used as teaching tools at such prestigious universities as UC Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon and Marquette; and are part of the U.S. Library of Congress holdings. 

 

Bil has been quoted in the New York Times, USA Today, Washington Post, London Times and hundreds of other newspapers.  He was a contributing author on the Random House book, The Appalachians, the West Virginia Encyclopedia and has published both fiction and non-fiction. 


Professor Richardson has been featured as a speaker both nationally and internationally and his work has been supported by the National Endowment for the Arts. 


Among his many other creative ventures Bil has done covers for books, magazines and graphic novels. 

NATIONAL TV APPEARANCES

American Pickers – History Channel

Mysteries at the Museum – Travel Channel

America: Fact vs Fiction - The Discovery Networks

CBS This Morning - CBS

CBS Sunday Morning - CBS

Diggers - National Geographic

Blood Feuds - The Discovery Networks

America’s Greatest Feud -  History Channel​

RADIO

NPR’s All things Considered

Metro News

West Virginia Public Radio

NEWSPAPERS

New York Times

Washington Post

U.S. Today

London Times

And hundreds more


BEHIND THE SCENES CONSULTING WORK

NBC Nightly News

ABC News

PBS Newshour

How The States Got Their Shapes

Pawn Stars

I'm Not Just One Thing


Most people want you to be just one thing, but unfortunately I’m not. 

I work in many genres, many media and many voices.


I’m an award winning filmmaker, an artist and author. I do humor, horror, poetry, history and more.  I create work that is serious, uplifting and explores important questions and I do things that are just pure entertainment.


Some of the things I've done have been deep and thoughtful, and some just plain silly and fun.  If there is a unifying thread, it is that I am a storyteller.

And one of the main functions of stories is to aid us in making sense of the world.

Stories help us deal ​ with things we are frightened of - whether that's death or a creature in the night.  Stories also help us deal with the cares of life by understanding them or just being distracted from them.  At times we are happy or sad, challenged or victorious, high or low - so it is not surprising that the things we create should reflect that complexity.  That’s how it is with me.   

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