Richard Kane began his film and television career in public television in Indiana. There he directed a 30-min documentary called Tough, Pretty or Smart which won best short documentary in the Cork International Film Festival (1981) and went on to compete for an Academy Award. He then moved to Washington, D.C. and established a career in location sound recording working for National Geographic, Discovery, CBS, among others.
Richard's directing and editing work continued working with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on twelve arts-in-education videos and for the White House Office of Technology Policy where he wrote and directed a short film narrated by President Bill Clinton. In 1998 he won a Cine Golden Eagle for his series on global women entrepreneurs titled "Faces of Microcredit" projected wide screen at the Microcredit Summit, chaired by then First Lady Hillary Clinton.
He moved his company, Kane-Lewis Productions, to Sedgwick, ME in 1998, became active on the Board of a new high school in Blue Hill, Liberty School, and released an indy documentary M.C. Richards: The Fire Within which to date has been selected for five international film festivals. He then became a film/video mentor for a community video program called The Imagineering Program" housed at the Stonington Opera House where he regularly records jazz concerts and operas.
He is active with the Union of Maine Visual Artists as the series editor, videographer, and co-director of their series on Maine artists called Maine Masters now in its ninth episode. He is currently shooting a documentary for the Maine DOT on the construction of a cable stayed bridge crossing the Penobscot River, a series of commercials for Maine's U.S. Senatorial candidate, Jean Hay Bright, and a documentary for the Kennedy Center on a Latino theater company in the Bronx.