Joth Riggs Award Winning Filmmaker

Joth Riggs
Joth Riggs is an award-winning filmmaker, whose film career spans 25 years and includes more than 80 movies and television shows for all the major Hollywood studios.  After graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Film & Television Production, Joth got his start on his first feature film, Paramount Pictures’ Pet Sematary II.  From there he went on to work on the television series, Coach, at Universal Studios, before ultimately landing at Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment.  It was only after being accepted into the prestigious Director’s Guild Training Program, that Joth left Amblin to become an Assistant Director for movies and television.
     After years as a sought after A.D. on movies from Starship Troopers, End of Days with Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Suicide Kings with Christopher Walken to television series such as C.S.I., Party of Five, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman and Baywatch, among others, Joth shifted his focus in 2010 to faith-based films, working on more than two dozen, including God’s Not Dead 2, Do You Believe?, Grace Unplugged, Revelation Road: The Black Rider, Amazing Love, The Heart of Man, and many others.
     Recently Joth has made the move to the director’s chair with several award-winning films including Push, Shaken and Heartfall, as well as the series, The Encounter, for Pure Flix Entertainment.  He is also currently attached to direct two feature films in the coming year.
     Joth, along with his beautiful wife of 25 years and their two teenage daughters, lives in Westlake Village, California, where in between films, he enjoys scenic photography and riding his motorcycle in the beautiful canyons around his home.


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