Theo Rigby is a freelance documentary filmmaker and photographer based out of San Francisco. His films, My First War, about the first 44 days of the war in Iraq, and Close to Home have screened at numerous film festivals and won awards. Close to Home was a national finalist in the 2009 Student Academy Awards.
Rigby has completed documentary photography projects on migrant workers in South Korea, childhood asthma in America, families of U.S. soldiers who have been killed in Iraq, and most recently, undocumented immigrants living in the United States. His work as appeared in Newsweek, The New York Times, National Geographic France, People magazine, and many others.
Rigby also has a passion for education and has taught undergraduate documentary photography, as well as starting and directing an after-school digital storytelling program for undocumented youth in San Francisco. He is currently pursuing a M.F.A. in documentary film at Stanford University.