Keith Rivers

Founder / Director

Keith Rivers is an award-winning documentary and commercial director who grew up in North Bend, WA surrounded by the Cascade Mountains and a family infiltrated into the entertainment industry. His father Bob Rivers is an iconic radio talk show host, multi-gold record song producer, and parody songwriter; his younger brother Andrew Rivers is an up-and-coming stand up comic, frequently touring the country. Keith prefers the director’s chair, alongside the camera, working closely with actors, cultivating story inside the edit room.

In only a few years, Rivers has built a portfolio that most do over an entire career, working direct to brand for Fortune 500 companies such as Microsoft, Delta Airlines, McDonalds, Ulta Beauty, Chevrolet, Alaska Airlines, Tesla, Hershey’s, Taco Bell, and Volvo as well as inadvertently starting a digital storytelling agency in Seattle, Workhouse Creative, Inc. representing a core group of talented directors. Rivers has conceptualized, produced, and directed several global campaigns including a 350 million dollar global TV campaign for Internet Explorer, where a music synchronization deal for Alex Clare begot him a triple platinum status in record sales. Rivers also created the instantly viral Surface commercial campaign for Microsoft, which has received 9 million views and won a Gold ADDY award.

When he’s not working on innovative marketing campaigns or customized branded content, he’s traveling with non-profit organizations to places like Zambia, Bangladesh, the Amazon, and Senegal, developing humanitarian stories around education, children, and culture. As a hobby, Rivers is a singer and songwriter, currently producing his third music album.

Keith’s current project Brilliant, is a short film that Rivers has passionately dreamt of making ever since interviewing Nikku Madhusudhan, an astrophysicist at Cambridge who’d discovered the first habitable planet known to the human race, 55 Cancri E, which is made of carbon/diamond matter and orbits within a goldilocks zone, 40 light years away from Earth. Brilliant is an inspiration from the research Nikku Madhusudhan has cultivated and a demonstration of Rivers’ visual aesthetic and storytelling ability.