Vondell Richmond

I am an Award Winning, filmmaker, actor and currently an Entertainment Instructor with Rutgers University Department of Africana Studies where I developed two courses: Blacks in Entertainment and Urban Theater Production. I'm CEO of Vondell Richmond Presents a youth speaking and coaching company to inspire the next generation. People know me for my ability to take complex social issues and convert them into theatrically motivating messages for the masses to understand. I'm also Chief Visionary of Open Mind Productions LLC a film/theater production company whose mission is to create inspiring stories and content geared towards motivating college students and young people to aim for greatness. Now on DVD, my Award Winning feature film, Sophisticated Romance is a thought provoking account of a young man’s journey to find true love and is sought after to screen with professional organizations and singles groups. I've been recognized with several awards to include BEST FEATURE, RUNNER UP and BEST ACTRESS honors at various film festivals.