Rich Swingle

GLCFF2022 Honorary Actor

Rich Swingle (Providence, Beyond the Mask, Princess Cut, Polycarp) is an award winning actor, who has performed and/or taught on six continents, in 39 nations and in hundreds of venues. He received the Audience Choice Actor of the Year Award at the 2021 International Christian Film Festival. Most of his international travel has been with a dozen one-man plays he has written or helped develop: I Dreamed I Was Free, Big Fish Little Worm, The Revelation, The Acts, Alien Immigration Training, Views of the Manger, Five Bells for 9/11, Journey to the Garden, Paradise Lost, God of Hope, Shepherds Reflect on the 23rd Psalm, and Beyond the Chariots, which he’s performed Off-Broadway, at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (the largest arts festival in the world), in LA, Toronto, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Transylvania, and in Beijing, Vancouver, Singapore and London while those cities hosted the Olympics. [more about Rich]

Rich was featured in several submissions at GLCFF since our first festival. Films he was a key cast in at this festival were: The Unexpected Bar Mitzvah (2014), One Day (2016), A Matter of Perspective (2017).

One Day was nominated at GLCFF2017:

  • Best Short Film [under 20 minutes] [WINNER]
  • Best Director [shorts] (Gwendelynn Martindale)
  • Best Actor [short] (Andrew Hurt)

A Matter of Perspective was nominated at GLCFF2017:

  • Best Short Film [over 20 minutes]
  • Best Supporting Actress (Rhonda Roscoe)


Rich Swingle at CWVFF2022 with artist Melissa Thomsen, and her rendering of Rich.