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About Ric...

Ric Mathis is a 2017 recipient of former President Baraka Obama’s Lifetime Achievement Award. He is also independent visual storyteller adept in areas of photojournalism and video production. As a former attendee of Fort Valley State University and alumnus of Georgia State University, he acquired an educational background in music management and marketing. His appreciation for the artistic craftsmanship of lyricists led to his first visual production entitled “Word”, which featured The Last Poets, Cee-Lo Green, Sonya Sanchez, Amiri Baraka, and more.


Ric Mathis is very passionate about giving back to the community. He has a history of over 10 years of working closely with the Atlanta Department of Education, agencies and social service organizations to insure community involvement and knowledge of community resources for various individuals served. He has taught therapeutic activities and provide family and individual counseling.


​Recently, he has garnered attention as executive director of the provocative documentary “Black Friday: What Legacy Will You Leave?” The documentary explores why African Americans have consistently remained in the lowest percentile of America’s wealth gap, while also presenting insight on how to restore the circulation of wealth in Black communities. In addition, he has received praise for his video concepts for national and global brands such as Wal-Mart, Bigen, Pepsi, Essence Music Festival, 100 Black Men, Big Brothers & Sisters, and Home Dept. He looks forward to showcasing his creative talents in the realm of documentaries, reality shows, and movies.

Ric Mathis | 404.642.5903

The Film Black Friday, LLC.  848 Oglethorpe Ave #11465 Atlanta Ga 30310

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