Richie Costales is an award-winning editor, producer, and artist.



Over the past decade, he’s earned a reputation as an inventive and adaptive editor, producer, and creative director with a talent for clear storytelling, precise editorial technique, and effortless style.

His intensive experience in the motion picture advertising field fosters an instinct for caring collaboration and seamless feedback synthesis from pre to post-production. He has won a Golden Trailer and a handful of Clio Entertainment Awards.





Costales crafts stunning AV, digital, and 360 content as an editor, and creative director. He has created work for studios including A24, Apple+, HBO, Searchlight Pictures, Netflix, Focus Features, Sony, Amazon Studios, Nat Geo, and Paramount Pictures. Some of his standout content includes pieces for Uncut Gems, Downton Abbey, Mank, The Green Knight, Phantom Thread, Eighth Grade, Midsommar, Mid90s, Birdman, The Revenant, Baby Driver, Selma, Battle of the Sexes, The Two Popes, and more.

Costales also works in all phases of production to develop ground-breaking independent films, direct digital new media, produce music videos, and generate original branded content. Vulture called one of his latest short films The Person I Am When No One Is Looking, which he produced and edited with creative collaborator Kailee McGee, “The commentary on social media that so many creators have tried and failed to nail.”

Costales was raised in Orlando, Florida where his father’s work in the theme park industry inspired him with a love for hospitality-focused and all-encompassing experiential storytelling events which are truly moving for massive and small audiences alike. His mother’s love, support, and family-oriented upbringing has imbued him with an internal ethos built on the foundation of community support in all interconnected aspects of this complicated and beautiful life.

He currently resides in Pico Union, Los Angeles as a proud Angeleno of Mexican heritage.

Costales has a bachelor’s degree in fine arts with honors in Film and Television from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, is an award winning percussionist with a minor in music from NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture,
Education, and Human Development,
and he is also an avid oyster enthusiast 🦪




Clio Awards:


The Green Knight - 2021 Winner:

Gold - "Proven" - Theatrical Social Media

Gold - "Proven" - Long Form Social Media

Gold - "Proven"  - Theatrical: Original Content

Silver (3x) - "Proven" - Theatrical: Audio/Visual Craft

Silver - "Quest for Honor" - Theatrical: Social Media

Silver - "Quest for Honor" -  Theatrical: Consumer Products

Bronze - "Proven" - Theatrical: Innovation

Bronze - "Quest for Honor" - Theatrical: Audio/Visual Craft



Uncut Gems - 2021 Winner:

Gold - Campaign, Theatrical: Audio/Visual Mixed Campaign



Exterminate All the Brutes - 2021 Winner:

Bronze -  "Truth" -  Television/Streaming: Trailer



Downton Abbey - 2019 Winner:

Silver - Campaign, Theatrical: Audio/Visual Campaign



Midsommar - 2019 Winner:

Silver - Campaign, Theatrical: Digital/Mobile & Social Media Technique



Battle of the Sexes - 2018 Winner:

Bronze - "Man Vs. Woman" -  TV Spot



Eighth Grade - 2018 Winner:

Bronze - Theatrical: Audio/Visual Campaign

Silver - "Strange" - Theatrical Trailer - 2018



Birdman - 2015 Winner:

Bronze - “Birdman Returns” - Theatrical: Audio/Visual




Golden Trailer Awards:



Birdman - 2015 Winner:

Birdman Returns - 2015 - Best Trailer (No Movie)