Hoyt gives the inside scoop on distro, "Dumbbells", "Intersection", his upcoming book and companion doc on surviving, leaving, recovering and re-assimilating from a 20 year apprehension by a doomsday cult.
Hoyt Richards is an award winning actor, writer and producer who was born in Syracuse, New York. He grew up in the Main Line area outside of Philadelphia, PA. He is is the fourth of six children. A high school scholar-athlete, who excelled at football and track, Hoyt graduated from Princeton University with an Economics Degree. A football injury led to him led him to New York to see a shoulder specialist -- where he was discovered as a fashion model. Hoyt had a long successful modeling career before turning his efforts to acting, writing and producing. He is considered by many in the fashion industry to be the world's first male supermodel. He moved to Los Angeles in 2000 to pursue his growing interest in the entertainment industry. In 2010, he created a production company, Tortoise Entertainment. Tortoise has released two films to date, "Dumbbells" and "Intersection." Together these films have won well over a hundred and seventy (175) awards on the film festival circuit. "Dumbbells" has won over thirty (30) Best Picture awards and Hoyt has won multiple awards for Best Actor and Best Screenplay. "Intersection" has won over forty-five (45) Best Picture awards and Hoyt has won twenty-five (25) Best Actor awards for his role as Cobb Mills.