Dragon Rider Productions, LLC was founded on June 20, 2001 by producers Brian Jude and Richard Legon for the development of the feature film, Ride With the Dragons. In the process of undertaking the journey of independent motion picture development, Dragon Rider Productions expanded its scope to include producing a variety of short and feature length films, as well as commercial work, screenplay analysis and other production services.

Brian Jude
Richard S. Legon

Brian Jude has been credited as a producer, director, screenwriter, actor, assistant director, script consultant and more on feature-length and short films, live concert & narrative music videos and television programs and commercials. His producing credits include the feature films The Jonestown Defense, The Blood Shed and Under the Raven's Wing, short projects The Pod, Cruel to be Kind He has also produced and directed the shorts The Last Days of Frank Whyte, Unappealing Visions and ATM Blues Brian also directs and acts for the stage.

Brian is currently developing the screen adaptation of Morris E. Goodman's The Miracle Man, a story that was featured in Rhonda Byrne's best selling book and film, The Secret.

In 2006, after a collaboration between Dragon Rider Productions and the critically acclaimed power-acoustic indie rock band Friday's Child to produce the concert film Friday's Child: Live at Luna Stage, Brian Jude teamed up with frontman Tom Walker to create Digital Cafe Tour - an on-line venue focusing on bringing live concert performances from the stage to the home via internet streaming and downloads.

His screenplay, Ride with the Dragons, was featured in the 2002 Independent Feature Project (IFP) Market. Also in 2002, Brian became a founding member of Exit 131 Productions, initially a "no-budget" production arm of the New Jersey Salon of the Association of Independent Video and Filmmakers, and which has since evolved into an online networking community for New Jersey filmmakers. Brian directed the group's first short, A Taste of Better Days, which was featured in the Freedom Film Festival in Philadelphia in February, 2004, and produced their third project, The Collector's Item.

Brian received a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcasting at Montclair State University, and minored in both Music History/Theory and Film. Brian is a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America, Inc. and The National Broadcasting Society - Alpha Epsilon Rho.

A musician, historian and actor, Richard Legon is Co-Managing Member of Dragon Rider Productions and serves as Associate Producer on most of Dragon Rider's projects. He recently served as First Assistant Director for the short The Last Days of Frank Whyte (2005), and as Associate Producer/Assistant Director for Friday's Child: Live at Luna Stage (2005), both directed by Brian Jude. He has also served as Associate Producer and Second Assistant Director of Hannah Soule's short Bullpen (Don't Quit Your Day Job Productions, 2002), as well as Location Manager for Bill Clemis's short The Collector's Item (Exit 131 Productions, 2003). He has been intermittently involved with the film industry since 1997, having small acting roles in such feature films as Robert Kane Pappas' Some Fish Can Fly (Artistic License, 1999), John Hamburg's Safe Men (October Films, 1998) and Phillip Noyce's The Saint (Paramount Pictures, 1997).

Richard's primary career experience encompasses many different facets in the worlds of music and education. As a freelance musician, Richard has performed with a gamut of various music organizations in the NYC/Tri-State Area. From 1998 to Summer, 2001, he helped run the Membership Department of Chamber Music America (CMA), a national service organization for the professional chamber music field, as both Interim Membership Director and Membership Associate. Richard also served as an Intern in Arts Administration with The National Federation of Music Societies in London, England, in 1997. He has also volunteered his time and talents as the Recruitment Chair for the Bushwackers Drum & Bugle Corps from 1999 to 2001. In his spare time he is on the staff of the Ridgefield Memorial High School Marching Band, where he serves as a Marching Specialist.

Richard is a 1996 graduate of James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, with a Bachelor of Arts in History and a Minor in Music. He also received a Master of Arts in Teaching, concentration Social Studies at Montclair State University. He is also a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America, Inc., a national music fraternity and Kappa Delta Pi, an international honor society in education.