Richard Poplak trained as a filmmaker and fine artist at Montreal’s Concordia University and has produced and directed numerous short films, music videos and commercials. Richard is editor-at-large of Daily Maverick, a member of the award winning #GuptaLeaks and Scorpio investigative team and a frequent contributor to publications all over the world. He is a member of Deca Stories, the international long-form non-fiction collective. In 2019, he co-directed his first feature documentary, Influence, which chronicled the Bell Pottinger scandal. Influence was invited to the Sundance Film Festival where it held its world premiere in January 2020.