About Richard Rionda Del Castro Chairman/Chief Executive

Richard Rionda Del Castro is the CEO of Hannibal Pictures and Hannibal Classics, principal and majority owner of French based Marco Polo Production, as well as an independent producer of feature films.

In 2017 alone, Rionda Del Castro will invest between $80 Million and $100 Million on feature film productions starring the likes of John Travolta, Kellan Lutz, Kathryn Winnick and Nicolas Cage. Its 2017 slate includes Cigarette aka Speed Kills, Tsunami: L.A., Red Squad and Zander.

His most recently released feature film, USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage, stars Nicolas Cage, Tom Sizemore, Thomas Jane, James Remar, Matt Lanter and Cody Walker. Epic in scope, USS Indianapolis is the most ambitious independent movie of the year and was released in the U.S in November 2016. Nicolas Cage and Don Johnson star in Vengeance: A Love Story, the harrowing story of a police officer who seeks retribution against a gang of violent thugs who attack an innocent woman and her daughter. The film, based on an acclaimed novel by Joyce Carol Oats, is currently in post-production and will be released in the United States in 2017.

Also released in 2016 was the revenge thriller I Am Wrath, directed by Chuck Russell and starring John Travolta. In November 2015, Lionsgate released the action-packed thrill-ride Bus 657 a/k/a Heist, directed by Scott Mann and starring Robert De Niro, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Kate Bosworth, Dave Bautista, Gina Carano and Morris Chestnut.

Emmanuelle Seigner and Elsa Pataky; Son of No One from director Dito Montiel, starring Al Pacino, Channing Tatum, Juliette Binoche and Katie Holmes; and Things Fall Apart, a heartfelt and emotional family film about a star athlete’s fight with cancer, starring Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Ray Liotta and Mario Van Peebles, who also directed the film.

A native of France, Richard Rionda Del Castro received his MBA and immediately embarked on a career in financing as Executive Vice President of Mergers and Acquisitions with a French investment-banking firm.  He was directly responsible for the analysis, reporting and negotiation of thirteen acquisitions and corporate restructure.  Rionda Del Castro’s team raised financing of over US $40 million through a combination of banks and private investors Read more