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Rick Eldridge

Rick Eldridge

Rick Eldridge is the President CEO of the Film Foundry. With over 30 years in the entertainment business as a musician, producer and entrepreneur he knows how to make projects happen. Whether it is sound design, sports programming, film, animated series, broadcast video or feature length movies, Eldridge has been involved in every facet of the business.

His creative vision has led to numerous projects including:

  • The Ultimate Gift, a feature film based on the book of the same name by Jim Stovall which has sold over a million copies. The story sends trust fund baby Jason Stevens on an improbable journey of discovery, having to answer the ultimate question: "What is the relationship between wealth and happiness?". Featuring James Garner, Brian Dennehy, Abigail Breslin, Bill Cobbs and Lee Meriwether. Release date early 2007.
  • Bobby Jones-Stroke of Genius a feature film released to theatres in April 2004 about the life and times of legendary golfer Bobby Jones starring Jim Caviezel;
  • Hermie & Friends, an animated video series for children featuring the voices of Don Knotts and Tim Conway
  • A Father's Heart, hosted by Fox Broadcaster James Brown
Over his career, Eldridge has won numerous prestigious awards including 20 Telly Awards, six Communicator Awards, one New York Festivals World Metal Award and one U.S. International and Film and Video Festival Award. In the fall of 2004 The movie Bobby Jones-Stroke of Genius, won a Heartland Film Festival Truly Moving Pictures award, and was nominated for the Best Sports Film by the ESPY Awards. The Ultimate Gift in 2006 received the Crystal Heart Award and the Truly Moving Picture award from the Heartland Film Festival.

After many years of working in various production roles on the back lot of both Disney and Universal Studios, Rick Eldridge returned to his hometown of Charlotte, NC. He is currently President/CEO of the Film Foundry, a multifaceted film and video post production company making itself at home in Charlotte's South End, Eldridge continues to work with national corporate clients and sports clients and film projects. The Film Foundry has film finishing capability, digital audio and video production facilities, an animation department as well as Film Foundry Releasing. The facility houses full service studios with multiple companies working under one umbrella taking a project from concept to production to finishing to marketing and sales, and, finally, distribution. It has some of the nation's most advanced digital finishing and color correction technology housed in a specially upfit 24,000 square foot space.

Eldridge is actively involved as a member of the Charlotte Regional Partnership, the Executive Officer and Trustee Board for Brevard College, and the Heartland Film Festival Board of Advisors, and is a founding member of the Compass Arts Film Academy, a film school in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Eldridge has also been awarded the International Who's Who of Entrepreneurs. He is also active in helping to develop the film industry in the South, especially North Carolina.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.

Rick Eldridge Facts

OccupationProducer

Selected Filmography

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